Writing Series: Catalytic Characters

Join us for a bi-monthly Writing Series at Word After Word Books!

For our February 12th session, we'll practice writing characters--specificially "catalyctic characters," the character who gets things moving in a story. You can write a short story with two characters, but introducing a third can provide the catalyst you need to introduce conflict, keep the story moving along, and provide the motivation for your characters to change. To pracitce, we'll work on a short story exercise that introduces a new character to rile things up!

Writing sessions are held in the store every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, (unless otherwise specified), from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will focus on building writing practice through prompts, writing exercises, and shared readings.

Sessions will incorporate general writing practice with timed prompts and reading out loud (always voluntary), as well as at least one writing exercise every session, varying based on the theme. Themes include character building, description, grammar, word play, short stories, memoir, etc. We'll do something new each week!

We invite special guest authors and writers to lead occasional sessions, so if you know someone who might be interested, of if you would like to lead a session yourself, please contact us at the bookstore!

Sessions are $15 in advance or $20 at walk-in. Want to save money by attending more than one session? Purchase a 4-pack and attend any four sessions of your choice (they do not have to be consecutive) for just $50!

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Event date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
10118 Donner Pass
RD #2
Truckee, CA 96161