Fiction 2: The Importance of Supporting Characters


Fiction 2: The Importance of Supporting Characters

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Too often writers spend all of their creative time and energy writing main characters, so much so that we forget to flesh out those men, women, and creatures that stand in the background, just out of focus. From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Stephen King, Jane Austen to Elena Ferrante, the most successful works pay close attention to characters that are observing and influencing the protagonist. In this workshop, we will discuss examples of fully formed supporting roles and perform writing exercises to better understand our own peripheral characters. This will be a generative workshop with lots of writing, character study, and voluntary sharing. 

  • Instructor: Loie Rawding

  • Length of workshop: 3 Hours

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

  • Time: 2 - 5 pm

  • Location: Humanities Tennessee Offices
    807 Main St., Ste. B
    Nashville, TN 37206


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About the Instructor:

Loie Rawding is a writer and mixed media artist raised on the coast of Maine. She received her MFA from the University of Colorado where she also taught creative writing and was an editor of Timber Journal. Loie works as a freelance writer and editor for independent businesses, and is a creative mentor to a wide spectrum of artists. Her work has appeared in SAND: Berlin’s English Literary JournalThe WandererMap Literary (2016 Pushcart Prize nomination), AnamesaDREGINALD, and Lemon Hound, among others. Loie is a recently settled transplant to Nashville from Boulder, Colorado, by way of Brooklyn.