Special All Day Workshop
With Becca Puglisi
Co-author of The Emotion Thesaurus series
April 22, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Richardson Civic Center; 411 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson, TX
Lunch included in registration fee
Session One (3 hours): Larger Than Life Characters: Building a Hero From The Ground Up: An in-depth look at character creation by discussing personality traits, character psychology and motivation, emotional sensitivities and wounds, and how to ground characters in the real world to facilitate empathy and reader fascination.
Session Two (3 hours): Show, Don’t Tell: Sharing Characterization & Emotions Without Telling or Info Dumps: Examining how to take deep level character planning and put it on the page through showing, not telling. Attendees learn how to convey their character’s physical descriptions, emotions, motivation, personality and backstory in ways that pull readers deeper into the story and the character’s inner world.
Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling. You can find Becca online at both of these spots, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.