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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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Edward McKeown

Science fiction double feature and I might build a creature,

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James Maxey

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 of my work appearing in the collection There is No Wheel. I live in Hillsborough, NC with my wife Cheryl and too many cats. I teach numerous workshops on writing... Read More →
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Tamsin Silver

My pen name is Tamsin Silver and I'm originally from Michigan, though I currently live in New York City. I did a brief stint here in the south (10 years) where I graduated from Winthrop University with a BA in Theatre (Performance & Directing emphasis) with a minor in English (Shakespeare & Creative Writing emphasis). I've run a few theatre companies in my time and I was a performer for around 20 years...but my first love was story telling, so... 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 tie-in work for Star Wars. Janine is also a member of Women in Aerospace (WIA), BroadUniverse (BU), Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of... Read More →


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

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