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Creating Characters: The Art of Finding Your Harry, Katniss, or Percy.


45 minutes

About the Course

Most authors will tell you they first found their hero. And you'll start by finding with your Harry, your Katniss, your Percy, or your Coraline.

Join me (and Quinn) for 45 minutes for an interactive workshop on creating a character. It's aimed at kids 6-14, BUT even adults can participate (and learn something). This is based on my teaching that has helped more than 30 of my students become national book award winners or finalists... and it's different than most people imagine.

Trust me, this is the perfect workshop if you've ever wanted to do more creative writing, develop a movie screenplay, or write a novel. You'll come away from this session with a foundation of your first character. These techniques work... and they are fun too!

Including the "Creating Characters" Worksheet:

Your Instructors

Eric & Quinn Koester

Eric & Quinn Koester

Quinn, Parker & Eric created the Pennymores book as our pandemic project (it began as a bedtime story on January 1, 2021). Quinn served as chief "imagineer" for the story and Eric/dad as head scribe. Eric is a professor at Georgetown and has taught/coached more than 1,500 published authors with more than 35 of them winning national book awards or being named finalists.

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