From July 28th to the 30th, I am going to Pittsburgh to Confluence 2006 http://www.parsec-sff.org/confluence to give a special writing workshop: Writing Characters that Drive Plots Wild. In it, I teach a practical approach to developing a hero or heroine, a villain, and a teacher or sidekick. This is a hands-on writing workshop focused on making your characters so riveting, endearing, frightening, or intriguing that readers will love them and need to read what will happen next. Pre-Con assignment: Watch Episode IV of Star Wars. (You know the one with Luke, Leia, and Han Solo.) You are welcome to bring characters you are working on.
I am a SFWA member and have been a writing teacher and workshop facilitator for over 20 years. This workshop is open to Confluence members only. You need to register for the convention before you sign-up for the workshop. Be sure to being paper and a pen; laptops are okay but we may not have enough power for everyone.
This workshop is limited to the first 12 Confluence members who email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Confluence 2006 will be at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport. See you there.