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Sunday, April 8 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
10H: The Psychology of Character: Digging to the Heart of Motivation
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Authentic characters work their way into readers' hearts and minds because the challenges they face are both universal and uniquely personal.

This session will show you how to use psychological and behavioral research to create leads, allies, and opponents who are more than the sum of their physical traits.

Modified from Lynne Griffin's popular one-day workshop, through lecture, discussion, and writing exercises, you’ll learn to write beyond stereotypes or sensational personalities. With new techniques for digging to the heart of character motivation, we’ll explore how to manage a cast of characters who are distinctive, empathetic and memorable, as well as how to deal with multiple internal/external conflicts and relationships with each another.

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Lynne Griffin

Author, Life Without Summer & Girl Sent Away
Lynne Griffin is the author of the novels Girl Sent Away (SixOneSeven Books), Sea Escape (Simon & Schuster) and Life Without Summer (St. Martin's Press), and the non-fiction guides, Let's Talk About it: Adolescent Mental Health (SixOneSeven Books) and Negotiation Generation (Penguin... Read More →

Sunday April 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
Cambridge Room - 4th Floor
  Block 10, Lecture with Q&A