Studies in Character

Good characters stay with us. More than perhaps any other element of a writer’s craft, strong characters make for strong story. It’s a sort of magic when a reader is taken hold by a fictitious character whom he or she can never actually meet but nevertheless knows intimately. How do authors create that magic? In this session, we’ll explore some ways to breathe life into your characters through details, point of view, and knowledge of the latent or not so latent forces that motivate these imaginary beings.

  • Instructor: Luke Wiget
  • Length of workshop: 3 hours
  • Date: Saturday, October 1
  • Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $50 non-members; $45 members
  • Location: The Skillery in Germantown

About the Instructor:

Luke Wiget lives in Nashville, Tennessee by way of Brooklyn, New York. He received the 2015 Quiddity Lit Editor’s Prose Prize, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Green Mountains ReviewSmokeLong QuarterlyHobartHeavy Feather ReviewBig Truths, and BOMB, among others. Luke earned an MFA in fiction from The New School, for which he edits and curates AUDIOGRAPH, an audio series documenting readings and conversations hosted by The Writing Program. He also co-curates and hosts drDOCTOR, a reading series and podcast, and writes/hosts YEARBOOK, a column for The Rumpus.