Creating Characters Through Habit and Ritual, with Kira Rockwell
By nature, humans are ritualistic beings. From brewing our morning coffee to tending our gardens, we are steeped in habits that define our day-to-day lives and hint at our deeper histories. When explored in your work, these small moments of ritual, either sacred or secular, provide a treasure trove of character action and development. Through a variety of writing exercises, in-class discussions of published work, and plenty of time to share, writers will explore how detailing the rituals of their characters’ lives can add critical action and characterization to their works in progress. This workshop will primarily be taught from a playwriting lens, but it is easily transferable to other writing genres. All writers are bound to walk away with potent scenes and a better understanding of their characters.
This workshop will be held online.
Saturday, October 30, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST ($75)