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Saturday, May 30 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Creating Characters that Work

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Sometimes no matter your good intentions, your characters just don't turn out to be people anyone wants to read about. How can you design a character that grabs readers by the heart? What sort of attributes will guarantee that readers will stick around to the end of the story?

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Ed McKeown

Chief editor, Writing
I write what I like to read: adventures under far stars.  What’s most important to me is the relationships between the characters.  Why would you travel to unknown places with people you don’t care about?  My characters are flawed, fighting over their weight against a hostile... Read More →

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Jim Bernheimer

Author
Jim lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with his wife Kim, and daughters Laura and Marissa. By day, he works as a Systems Administrator for the government and runs his own side Information Technology consulting firm, EJB Networking, which can be found at www.ejbnetworking.com nnBlessed... Read More →
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James Maxey

Author
I'm the author of two epic fantasy series (Dragon Age/Bitterwood and Dragon Apocalypse/Greatshadow), a superhero duet (Nobody Gets the Girl and Burn Baby Burn) and a steampunk Oz novel (Bad Wizard). My short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, with the best... Read More →
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Tamsin Silver

Author
TAMSIN SILVER is a Fantasy author currently based out of Albuquerque, NM. Her Historical Fantasy works include three books in the Untold Legends series with Falstaff Books (3rd book out in 2021). Her Urban Fantasy works include the Windfire saga, Mark of the Necromancer, novellas based on her... Read More →
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Janine K. Spendlove

Janine K. Spendlove is a KC-130 pilot in the United States Marine Corps. In the writing world, she is an award winning author primarily known for her War of the Seasons fantasy series. She has several short stories published in various speculative fiction anthologies, to include... Read More →


Saturday May 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Carolina A/B (Writer's Track)

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