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Main Characters–Assemble!: Filling Your Fiction with Memorable Characters

Presented by GrubStreet at GrubStreet Center for Creative Writing, Boston MA

Sep 17 2022
Main Characters–Assemble!: Filling Your Fiction with Memorable Characters

This short class will focus on brainstorming and writing practices to create strong character introductions, differentiate characters from one another, and set up tensions that will excite and hook readers.

Most fiction doesn\'t follow just one character, but a wide cast of characters who interact in different ways. From X-Men and Avengers comics to Ursula Le Guin\'s The Tombs of Atuan books and Leigh Barudo\'s Six of Crows, plenty of popular fiction starts with characters coming together, working through their differences, and forming a cohesive group. But how can we introduce these kinds of ensemble casts in a way that is memorable without being confusing? How can we plant seeds for the

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GrubStreet Center for Creative Writing

50 Liberty Drive, Boston, MA 02210


    • Wheelchair Access

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details


Please submit your most recent proof of vaccination, which requires a booster shot for those eligible, at least 48 hours before your class begins. If you have previously submitted a proof of vaccination that did not include your booster shot, you will need to resubmit your updated vaccine card. If you are not able to fill out our vaccination form 48 hours before your class begins, please bring your vaccine card (or a photo of it) with you to the building.

Face Masks Required: Yes
Limited Capacity: Yes
Reservations Required: Yes
Proof of Vaccination Required: Yes



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