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Character Development with Fabienne Josaphat
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
Tuesdays, September 26 – October 31 (6 weeks) | 7 – 9 p.m.
This six-week course focuses on writing and developing compelling, three-dimensional characters. A good novel or short story calls for authentic, dynamic characters, and you, writer, must learn to think outside the box. We are called to create a world with characters so real, they will live with our readers forever, and even haunt them. In this course, you will practice the creation of such characters. Through a set of writing exercises, readings, discussions and workshops, you will work on crafting unsympathetic characters, anti-hero types, and three-dimensional characters, all while learning to avoid stereotypes and clichés. At the end of this course, the goal is to have created or enhanced a short story or piece of flash fiction around a central character created throughout the first four weeks. You will workshop that story for the remaining two weeks.
This class is for everyone: whether you are a budding writer, a published author, or a just a dreamer with an idea. Whether you are just starting a new story, already have one in progress, or you are simply interested in honing a new skill, this course is for you. All you need is your imagination and some writing material.
Fabienne Josaphat was born in Haiti and graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as screenplays. Her first novel, Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, was released with Unnamed Press in February 2016. She lives in Miami.
ReadCaribbean is a series of readings, discussions, writing workshops and more highlighting the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the Caribbean. It is a Miami Book Fair program created with the support of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Green Family Foundation.
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