Giving Your Characters Character
A Character Development Workshop with Dave Margoshes
When: Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Ken Mitchell Library, SWG Regina office, 100-1150 8th Ave, Regina
Cost: FREE for Members, 25$ for non-members. Please register in advance for this workshop as space is limited.
A simple arithmetic formula of fiction writing: plot plus character equals story. Obviously, plot is paramount – nuthin’ happens, no story. But the importance of character cannot be minimized. You can't really separate plot and character. Plot flows out of character and vice versa. The characters stimulate the plot; and the plot happens to them. Boring characters produce boring stories. Characters not fully realized produce stories not fully satisfying. This workshop by short story writer and novelist Dave Margoshes will focus, not only on the creation of characters, but also on their development throughout the story. Beginners and emerging writers could benefit from this three-hour workshop, which will involve a writing exercise and discussion.
Cheques can be sent by mail or you can pay with a credit card online via PayPal.
For more information please contact Oin Nicholson, SWG Program Coordinator at email@example.com or 306-791-7746.
Saskatoon-area writer Dave Margoshes has published widely in Canadian magazines and has many books of fiction and poetry. His work has appeared widely in Canadian literary magazines and anthologies, including six times in the Best Canadian Stories volumes. He was a finalist for the Journey Prize in 2009. His Bix’s Trumpet and Other Stories won two prizes at the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Awards, including Book of the Year. He also won the Poetry Prize in 2010 for Dimensions of an Orchard. His collection of linked short stories, A Book of Great Worth, was named one of Amazon.ca’s Top Hundred Books of 2012.