"Juice-Box Hero: Squeezing Plot From Character"
with Tex Thompson
They say there are only six plots. Maybe seven. But there are a million characters — and a great one can make an author's career. If you have an AMAZING character (or ten), but are struggling to sustain their storylines — or if your intricate, masterfully-crafted plot feels a bit flat on personality — have no fear. Come on out and discover how to distill a story that readers will remember from characters they'll never forget. Bring your enthusiasm and all your burning questions!
Arianne "Tex" Thompson is a ‘rural fantasy’ author, egregiously enthusiastic speaker, and professional ruckus-raiser. She is the author of Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris, as well as an instructor for the Writers Path at SMU and ‘chief instigator’ of WORD – Writers Organizations ‘Round Dallas. Now she’s blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, catastrophically cheerful one-woman stampede. Find her online at thetexfiles.com.
The Writers Guild of Texas presents Guest Speaker / Program meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Basement Program room of the Richardson Public Library. Visitors are welcome to attend.