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RWA Online June Workshop: Supporting Characters


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RWA®Online Presents:





Supporting Characters presented by Devon
Ellington



Class Dates: June 10-24, 2013



Registration opens May 27, 2013



Registration information: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm





Class blurb:





One of the many challenges writers face
is creating supporting characters that are unique and memorable without either
falling into overused tropes or taking away from the primary relationship
between protagonist and antagonist. This
workshop gives an overview of supporting archetypes in fiction and other types
of entertainment, and ideas on how to twist them, shape, them, develop them,
and make them uniquely your own. Be
prepared to write -- there will be a combination of overviews, discussions, and
short exercises. This is not a workshop
for lurkers.





Required Text: Strunk & White's Elements of Style





Exercises will include creating the
protagonist's circle, the antagonist's circle, making archetypical caricatures
into characters, and how to reign in characters who try to take over. Exercises build on each other, and must be
done IN ORDER and turned in by DEADLINE.
New exercises are posted when the previous exercise is due, not handed
out at the top of the class.





Presenter bio:



Devon Ellington is a full-time writer,
publishing under a half a dozen names in both fiction and non-fiction. She’s published hundreds of articles and
short stories. Her plays are produced in
New York, London, Edinburgh, and Australia.
ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT (as Annabel Aidan) was named a “hot book for cold Cape Cod nights” by the
CAPE COD TIMES. HEX BREAKER and
OLD-FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK, the first two Jain Lazarus Adventures, were released by Solstice Publishing. Devon
teaches both online and in-person all over the world, known as the
"Tiger Mom" of teachers -- but students who survive her class tend to
get published. Visit her website, www.devonellingtonwork.com and her
blog on the writing life, Ink in My Coffee, http://devonellington.wordpress.com
.





Registration Deadline: June10, 2013







Note: Email us at workshops@rwaonlinechapter.org
for questions. Workshops are archived for approximately two weeks after the
course ends.





Fee: $15





RWA Online Chapter Members ONLY receive
free workshops. No registration required
for chapter members.





Payment method: PAYPAL is recommended! Checks
and money orders also accepted, but register early and mail your payment
promptly. No person will be allowed in unless payment is received.







Format: Courses are conducted via online
discussion (bulletin) board on the RWA® Online website (no email loops). Non-chapter members MUST complete both the
workshop registration AND the discussion board login registration for access.





FMI: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm
or contact me at workshops@rwaonlinechapter.org





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