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A Writer Prepares
Character Development for Fiction Writing
How does one develop compelling characters? What happens when you hit a wall in a scene and you’re not sure what to do or where to go? What if you just can’t hear the character’s voice? How do you create several characters within a story that all seem to be distinct and memorable?
In my class, A Writer Prepares: Character development for fiction writing attendees will gain several useful tools as well as handouts they can use in the future for developing characters for their stories.
Using the experience I gained while in Acting and Drama school, as well as real-world experience in putting on plays, working on big Hollywood feature films with A-level talent, as well as in multi-award winning fiction of my own, this class A Writer Prepares: Character development for fiction writing is a riff on the famous Konstantin Stanislavsky book and method, but taken into the here and now! Get ready to have some fun!
About the Instructor
JOHN PALISANO is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of GHOST HEART, NIGHT OF 1,000 BEASTS, and NERVES. He’s served as a mentor to many fiction authors as well as helped write for courses at Schmoop University online and been a teacher’s assistant at West Los Angeles College.
In addition, John has a pair of books with Samhain Publishing, DUST OF THE DEAD, and GHOST HEART. NERVES is available through Bad Moon. STARLIGHT DRIVE: FOUR HALLOWEEN TALES was released in time for Halloween, and his first short fiction collection ALL THAT WITHERS is available from Cycatrix press, celebrating over a decade of short story highlights. NIGHT OF 1,000 BEASTS is also now available.
He won the Bram Stoker Award© in short fiction in 2016 for “Happy Joe’s Rest Stop”. More short stories have appeared in anthologies from Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales, Space & Time, PS Publishing, Vasterien, Independent Legions, DarkFuse, Crystal Lake, Terror Tales, Lovecraft eZine, Horror Library, Bizarro Pulp, Written Backwards, Dark Continents, Big Time Books, McFarland Press, Darkscribe, Dark House, Omnium Gatherum, and more.
Non-fiction pieces have appeared in BLUMHOUSE, FANGORIA, BACKSTREETS, VASTERIEN, and DARK DISCOVERIES magazines.
He is currently serving as the President of the Horror Writers Association and has been featured in the LOS ANGELES TIMES and VANITY FAIR magazine.