Oregon Writers Colony is partnering with award-winning author Lori L. Lake to present a writers' workshop titled "Creating Dynamic Story People." This special one day event takes place on Saturday, April 6, at TaborSpace in Portland, OR. It's a perfect opportunity for local writers to take their writing to a new level.
"Characters are at the heart of all compelling fiction. The best characters are expressed and revealed through observation, voice, dialogue, backstory, internal insight, and the decisions, actions, and reactions of the character and of those around him or her. That's a lot to address! But there are a number of approaches you can use to help you deepen and expand your leads, antagonists, and secondary characters. We'll get at that through a series of writing exercises and discussion." Synopsis provided by OWC.
Lori L. Lake is the author of ten novels, including four books in The Gun Series and two in the recently launched Public Eye Mystery Series. She has published two collections of short stories and her work has appeared in a variety of anthologies. She taught fiction writing at The Loft Library Center in Minneapolis for seven years. She has presented workshops and classes at numerous writers' conferences and also served as a writing coach.
Lake is a native of Portland, OR.
The "Creating Dynamic Story People" workshop will run from 10am to 5pm with a midday Brown Bag Lunch break. The cost is just $95 for OWC members and $135 for nonmembers. (nonmember prices include a one-year OWC membership) Participants are encouraged to bring along the characters they are currently developing or "come prepared to envision new ones."