Character Motivation: Blame it on Their Parents and Other Ways to Explain Why Our Characters Do What They Do
Why does your hero refuse to make a commitment? Why is he afraid of career-driven women? Why can’t your heroine trust men? Why does your heroine refuse to wear perfume? Without the proper motivation, our characters not only come across unbelievable and flat, but unsympathetic and sometimes just plain weird. Christie Craig, multi-published author, will help you find the skeletons in your character’s closet and bring them out for a dance. Christie will show how a character’s background is the key to a character’s motivation. She’ll explain the difference between the deadly back story that warrants rejections and the much-needed character-building scenes that make our heroes and heroines leap off the pages and into the hearts of our readers.
Christie Craig is an award-winning, multi-published writer whose non-fiction and photography have appeared in almost three thousand national magazines. A Golden Heart finalist, and a finalist in more than fifty RWA-sponsored contests, she has gained a well-deserved reputation for writing romance fiction that has both witty humor and a suspenseful, sexy tone. Published by Silhouette in the 90s, she recently broke back into fiction in a big way, making four book sales in one day. Her first single title romance novel, DIVORCED, DESPERATE & DELICIOUS published by Dorchester , hit the stands in December 07. Her second novel, Weddings Can be Murder will be out in June 08 and her third scheduled release, DIVORCED, DESPERATE & DATING is set for December ‘08. Her latest non-fiction book, co-authored by Faye Hughes, is to be released September 08, is The Everything Guide To Writing a Romance Novel through Adams Media.
Schedule for October 11th:
8:30 - Open doors - sign in/coffee
9:00 to 10:00 - Business meeting, PAL reviews & introductions
10:00 to 10:30 - Break
10:30 to 12:00 - Presentation
12:00 to 12:30 - Booksigning with various authors
12:30 - Adjourn to lunch