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The Craft:  Swain’s Creating Characters – Ch 15:  The Character Out Of Time – Part B

June 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NOTE:  We’re continuing from where we left off last week.  🙂

6:00 – 7:30:  The Craft:  Swain’s Creating Characters – Ch 15:  The Character Out Of Time

How do you get people to read about characters in unfamiliar worlds?  You provide emotional insight into the world and individuals involved.

Historical characters require grounding in the well-known peculiarities of the age.  Characters in the future require a range of attributes, from fascination and wonder to hopelessness and despair.  Contemporary characters need twists, something that kicks them out of the ordinary into the extraordinary.  Throughout, Swain gives us three tricks of the trade for us to use while bringing our characters to brilliant life.

Homework:  Read Chapter 15 before arriving.

7:30 – 9:00:  Tre Critique

Tre Critique is  three-member team approach to more dynamic and informative critiques of our work.  By both giving and receiving two critiques each week, the quality of your writing will improve at a rapid pace and reach high quality in the shortest possible time.  Variations resulting from uneven groups include two and four members in a critique group.

Please review this link for details.

See you there!


June 8, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Colorado Springs Fire Station #14
1875 Dublin Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918 United States