HIGH SIERRA WRITERS
Next HSW Meeting
May 8 at 10 am via Zoom.
David Corbett will be at this meeting!
See you on the second Saturday of the month! Zoom information will be sent out on the Thursday before the meeting.
Our May 8 meeting will feature best-selling author David Corbett to discuss how to create compelling characters. Mark your calendars now. You don’t want to miss this meeting.
The Compass of Character with David Corbett
No First Pages This Meeting
Matt will be back next month with First Pages.
Link information for the Zoom meeting will be sent in a blast to members, but will also be posted on the High Sierra Writers website and on our Facebook page on the Thursday before the meeting.
ZOOM Meeting Information
Topic: High Sierra Writers Monthly Meeting
Time: May 8, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 960 4495 9534
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The Compass of Character: Creating Complex Character Motivations
The central question for any character—what does she want—needs to be realistically complex to create a truly memorable depiction. In this workshop, award-winning author David Corbett (The Art of Character, The Compass of Character) will guide participants in an examination of the four key counteracting forces tugging the character’s willfulness in different directions: Lack, Yearning, Resistance, and Desire. This understanding will inform the uneasy truce the character has established between pursuing the promise of life and protecting herself from the pain of life at the story’s outset, and how the misfortune or opportunity that launches the action destabilizes that equilibrium, creating the character’s internal struggle.
Our May 8, 2021 meeting will be taken up mostly by our workshop on character. Seven years ago we had David here in person for a weekend workshop, and he got rave reviews from our members. Don’t miss this.
Guest Speaker for June is Tim Maleeny
TIM MALEENY is author of the award-winning Cape Weathers series of mysteries and the bestselling comedic thriller JUMP, which The Boston Globe called “hilarious” and Publishers Weekly described as “a perfectly blended cocktail of escapism.” His short fiction appears in several major anthologies and has won the prestigious Macavity Award for best story of the year. Booklist says, “The Cape Weathers mysteries are smart, snappily written, energetic mysteries starring an engaging hero.”
We’ll talk about the publishing landscape and how Tim broke into the world of mystery novels. Tim is really skilled at working humor into tense situations but still maintaining the drive of the narrative.
Matt will interview him for the first section then open to members’ questions.
Visit Tim’s web site.