Posts tagged characters

What’s in a name?

And now, a dramatic (and only partially fictitious) reenactment:


Random Stranger: Congratulations! When is the baby due?

Me: I’m not pregnant.

Random Stranger: But…you’re reading through a book of baby names…

Me: Yes. I’m a writer. Writers use baby names books to help us name characters.

Random Stranger: Oooh… writers actually do that? Seriously?

Me: Seriously.




We’ve all been there. Well, ok, gents, my guess is you haven’t been asked how far along you are as you flip through a book …

Creating Strong Characters: A Fiction Workshop with David Annandale

Creating Strong Characters

A Fiction Workshop with David Annandale

Thursday June 23, 2011

1:30 – 4:00 p.m

Buchwald Room, Millennium Library

Cost: $15 WC members, $30 non-members.

Contact  or call 786-9468 to register.

David will discuss the importance of creating strong characters in this lecture / workshop and will expand upon his earlier talk. Feel free to bring along a sample of your work, but it is not a requirement. Please pre-register so that we know how many participants to expect