Character Psychology 101, with Jacqueline Sheehan

All great stories begin with strong characters, and a little psychology goes a long way towards developing those characters into people that readers will feel invested in.  Spend the morning with psychologist and bestselling author, Jacqueline Sheehan, uncovering your characters’ strongest desires, giving them believable obstacles, motivating wounds and fascinating flaws that will make them more human. We will generate new material through creative prompts that illuminate our characters’ psyches!  Bring writing implements and a desire to go deep!

Saturday, August 14,  9:30 am – 12:30 pm ($75)

Jacqueline Sheehan, PhD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Comet’s Tale, Lost & Found, Now & Then, Picture This, The Center of the World, and The Tiger in the House. She writes NPR commentaries, travel articles, and essays including the New York Times column, “Modern Love.” She edited the anthology, Women Writing in Prison. Jacqueline teaches workshops at Grub Street in Boston and around the world. Find out more at

Jacqueline Sheehan