Conference Schedule 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Believable Characters in Unbelievable Situations with Charlie Jane Anders
Date(s): Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Thoren, University Club (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Fantasy, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Science Fiction
About the Session
Nowadays lot of the most interesting Science Fiction and literary fiction feature ludicrous and unreal situations—everyone from George Saunders to George R.R. Martin has some wild storylines where ordinary reality goes out the window. So how do you keep your characters feeling like people the reader could meet on the subway, while putting them in surreal worlds? We will discuss some ideas about how to write characters with believable inner lives and worlds, even when everything around them is crazy.