Workshop: Building Character with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Linda Watanabe McFerrin/Sleuth

Character-driven—it’s one way to ensure that your writing is compelling. But how do you create characters that captivate a reader? Digging up all you’ll need to know to create characters that jump from the page can be as complicated as a covert operation. So let’s put on our best sleuthing attire and gather the info on our protagonists, antagonists, confidantes, love interests and assorted supporting characters. This workshop includes plenty of in-class exercises and amusing tips on craft.

A careful investigation will also reveal that you can receive Dominican College credit for this workshop.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 22, from 10am-4pm at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA, 94925.  Sign up here.

Linda Watanabe McFerrin is a Bay Area–based contributor to numerous journals, newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and online publications. She is a past winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the author of the award-winning novel Namako: Sea Cucumber and the short-story collection The Hand of Buddha and the founder of Left Coast Writers.