Characters are an important part of creative fictional story telling—often the most important. It’s through the protagonist(s) that the reader connects to the story. In this interactive presentation, we’ll discuss character arcs, how to tie them into the plot, and how to flesh out your imaginary characters so they feel real and engaging. Bring a fictional character you’re working on (or create a new one), and we’ll introduce some tools to help get you to the next level.
Our speaker, science fiction writer Ted Weber, has pursued writing and other arts since childhood. His first published novel was a near-future cyberpunk thriller titled Sleep State Interrupt (See Sharp Press). It was a finalist for the 2017 Compton Crook award for best first science fiction, fantasy, or horror novel. The first sequel, The Wrath of Leviathan, came out in 2018, and the final book, Zero-Day Rising, is coming out in spring 2020. He has other books on the way as well. By day, Mr. Weber works as an ecologist, and has had a number of peer-reviewed papers and book chapters published. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife Karen, runs a monthly writing workshop, and is a member of the Maryland Writers Association. To learn more, visit https://www.tcweber.com/.
This and all meetings are open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. All others may pay $5.00. Annual dues to MWA are $40.00 and include other benefits on top of monthly attendance. MWA meetings meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205 at Maryland Hall, located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.