02 March 2013

Got a secret?

Secrets... we all have them, and our characters are no exception. 

The trick is to bring to light the things our characters would rather keep hidden and make a good story a great one.

“The Dirty Little Secrets of Character Development” is an interactive workshop that leads participants through fun, inventive exercises that will help them root out their characters’ deep, dark secrets and desires, as well as show how to use these secrets to further plot, conflict and—of course—the romance.

During the two-month course, we’ll cover:
  • Why we keep secrets
  • Types of secrets
  • How secrets affect and change us
  • How secrets are exposed
  • Repercussions
  • Secrets of character development

We’ll also talk about how secrets affect character at the deepest level and how these secrets reveal themselves through words and actions even if the character never confesses.
The course runs from April 1 to May 31, 2013.
For more information contact Outreach International Romance Writers at http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#APR5