Conference Schedule 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Hey, I Know You! Building Strong Characters with Michael A. Stackpole, Tracey Baptiste, HelenKay Dimon, Cristina García, Jonathan Danielson
Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre
About the Session
We’ve all heard the advice, Know your character better than yourself. How do we build characters who are strong or fragile, bold or shy, fully round, fully complex, and well-developed instead of flat, two-dimensional representations? How do we use our imaginations to the fullest in creating relatable, strange, interesting, and compelling characters? In this panel, writers representing a range of speculative fiction will share tips and tricks for creating and building characters we all want to know, read, and have a conversation with.