Monday, September 16, 2013

Creating Characters with Dan Wells

Whether you write fantasy, thrillers, romance or picture books, stories are about characters; round, interesting characters that have flaws, their own personal arcs and emotional cores. Join us as renown author Dan Wells describes the ins and outs of creating characters that make our stories take on a life of their own. Thishands-on workshop will explore in detail how to flesh out realistic characters to fit whatever story you're working on.

Dan Wells is the author of the Partials sequence, the John Cleaver series, and several other novels and shorter works. published all around the world. He is a co-host on the podcast Writing Excuses, for which he has won a Hugo award and two Parsecs. He plays a lot of games, reads a lot of books, and eats a lot of food, which is pretty much the ideal life he imagined for himself as a child.

WHAT: Creating Character Workshop with Dan Wells

WHEN: November 16 from 10:00am - 2:30pm
Lunch break (pay-for-your-own) from 12:00 - 1:30 at neighboring restaurant Amadeus (

LOCATION: Deutsches-Amerikanisches Zentrum, Stuttgart (
Charlottenplatz 17 70173 Stuttgart (old yellow ochre colored building, enter from Courtyard, at the turret)

COST: SCBWI members - 35 Euros
IO members - 40 Euros
non-members - 45 Euros

Payment due in cash the day of the workshop.

REGISTER or for more information
Please contact Patti Buff:


Dan will be giving a limited number of manuscript critiques. Be sure to reserve your place soon.

SCBWI members: 30 Euros
non-members: 35 Euros

10 double-spaced standard pages or one picture-book manuscript. Submission Deadline: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4,
8 CET. Appointments times immediately follow the workshop.

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