October 2017 Meeting

DATE: Saturday, October 28, 2017
TIME: 10:00am to 12:00pm
PLACE: Sewickley Library

Deepening Character Motivation by New York Times Bestselling Author and Three Rivers Romance Writers Member, Madeline Hunter

Characters’ motivations create the soul of a story. The same story can become deeper and more layered by altering the motivations. Motivation works with conflict and goals to build a storyline, but it is motivation that makes the goals worthwhile and the conflict significant enough to sustain a novel. This workshop will discuss how rethinking motivation can improve a story and its characters, how it can braid with conflict¬† to add nuance and meaning, and how it can transform a story from ordinary to “big book.”

Madeline Hunter has had 30 historical romances published. With millions of books in print,¬† her novels are regulars on bestseller lists like USAToday, the New York Times and Publishers Weekly and have been translated into 14 languages. She has won two RITAs and been a finalist seven times. She has given workshops, keynote speeches and all day retreats at chapters all over the country, and gave a keynote address at a national conference of RWA. This workshop was previously given to standing-room only audiences at RWA’s and RT’s national conferences.

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