• Workshop on the use of body language and facial expression to advance character development
▪ Hosted by Doyle ◦
Introspection is the other primary means of character development. ◦ Reader must be able to see the character speak as well as hear them or else the characters blend together. Banker vs Grocer can be differentiated through their mannerisms.
◦ Exercise 1
▪ Draw a card.
▪ With a partner, show the level (A-K, not suit, not exact number, no number of fingers) of your card through body language and facial expression. How does the card make you feel?
▪ Continue with other partners.
▪ Write for 10 minutes about anything, may be inspired by your card.
• Incorporate anything you noticed you or your partners do to effectively communicate.
• Do not write: character says “_”, character does _ , character says “_” , character does _ . • Show, don’t tell.
◦ Interlude: Writers Conferences
▪ Emerald City Writers’ Conference • Oct. 17-19, 2014 • Hosted by Greater Seattle Romance Writers Assoc. • gsrwa.org
▪ Pacific Northwest Writers Conference • July 17-20, 2014 • Hosted by Pacific Northwest Writers Assoc. • pnwa.org
▪ Pikes Peak Writers Conference • April 25-27, 2014 • Hosted by Pikes Peak Writers • pikespeakwriters.com
◦ Exercise 2
▪ Everyone picks a number 1-10
▪ One guesser attempts to guess what number each person has.
▪ Steer the guesser using only body language and facial expression.
▪ Pay attention to the conscious and unconscious responses of the number holders. ▪ Write for 10 minutes about anything, may be inspired by your number
• Incorporate what you noticed from the guessing game.
• What actions elicited which response from the guesser?
• What are the things people do without thinking and what does this say about them?
• Show, don’t tell.
• Notes ◦ Dec. 20: Reading Night ▪ Bring something to read. ▪ Bring a guest or new writer. • Attended: ◦ PAT ◦ Doyle ◦ Marcia ◦ Amy ◦ Becky ◦ Holly ◦ Jan ◦ Pat ◦ PJ Gill (Bishop) ◦ Jeff