Character Development in Fiction and Memoir

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This five day (one week) workshop is for writers of fiction or memoir who want to focus on strengthening their characters. An emphasis will be placed on the use of dialogue (direct, indirect, and internal) as one means to develop characters. The workshop is interactive and lively, with opportunities for discussion, sharing, Q&A, reading, writing, and feedback.

About Marilyn W. Smith

Marilyn Smith has a PhD in Education Policy/Higher Education and a M.A. in Reading Education. She has taken numerous writing classes from The Writer’s Center, and has taught a wide variety of courses/workshops/seminars since 1969. Marilyn retired a few years ago and has recently published two books—her memoir and an anthology of medical memoirs. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.


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