On September 2, 2010 at 7 PM, I'll be presenting a wonderful mini-workshop at the Bay Area Writer's League meeting ( http://www.bawl.org/ ) in Webster, Texas. The meeting place is Barnes & Noble on Bay Area Blvd and I - 45.
My presentation is called, "Unearthing Bodies: Digging Deep To Uncover the Psychology Behind Creating Characters." A synopsis is at the end of this email.
This is probably unlike any other workshop you've ever attended. It's Donald Maass, Jack Bickham, Damon Knight and Dr. Rachel Ballon-inspired.
The workshop itself is absolutely FREE, and I'm sure the members of the Bay Area Writers League would love to see prospective new members in attendance.
I hope you'll come if you're in the Houston bay area that day.
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WORKSHOP & PRESENTATION -- September 2nd, 2010 7 PM Bay Area Writer's League meeting, Barnes and Noble (Webster, Texas) on Bay Area Blvd and I-45 (south of Houston)
"Unearthing Bodies: Digging Deep To Uncover the Psychology of Creating Characters"
Do writers create story characters from their imaginations, or from real people they encounter in every day life? Forget what you previously thought. Everything you need to know about creating characters--protagonists AND antagonists-- is within YOU. In this fast-paced, mini-workshop presented by award-winning author and writing teacher, Kimberly Ivey Wuttke, you will learn how the psychology of the writer is directly connected to his or her ability to create successful story characters. Dig deep into the psyche of all your story's major players--the good, the bad and the ugly--and learn how to unearth memorable, compelling story people readers will be talking about for years.
Kimberly Ivey Wuttke began writing professionally more than 25 years ago. Since then, hundreds of her nonfiction magazine articles, captioned news photographs, poetry, short stories and personal essays have appeared in both print and electronic publications throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is the author of ten print and/or digital books in the children’s, romance, historical, and paranormal genres.
Kimberly served several years on the chapter board of a national writer’s organization—one of those terms as President—and has chaired literacy fundraisers, mentored and tutored aspiring writers (several are now published). She has presented writing workshops at conferences and to local writing groups and has won national and local awards for her work. A writing instructor for ten years, she's taught her acclaimed novel, short story, and creative writing classes at College of the Mainland since 2004.
She lives in the Houston area with her husband, children and several spoiled and demanding pets. Kimberly is also a Certified Master/Teacher of Usui Reiki--a Japanese healing energy modality.