The Rest of the Cast
You know your main character, but what about the rest of the cast? It’s all too easy to let secondary characters default to types we are familiar with, or to have characters who feel flat. In this workshop, Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal will use lecture, in-class exercises, and worksheets to show how to create secondary characters who add to the story.
Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels. Her latest novel, Ghost Talkers was released in August 2016. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, and the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. Her stories appear in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and several Year’s Best anthologies. Mary, a professional puppeteer, also performs as a voice actor (SAG/AFTRA), recording fiction for authors such as Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters.
Registration and Socializing: 9:00AM-9:30AM