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Creative Writing Workshop: Creating Memorable Main Characters (URI’s OLLI Program, Kingston, RI)

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The final workshop I’m teaching this summer for the University of Rhode Island’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will be held on Tuesday, August 20 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and it’s all about inventing unforgettable main characters:


Creating Memorable Main Characters

Great stories contain unforgettable main characters with unique qualities that allow them to linger in readers’ minds long after their books are read. But do all these memorable characters share any common traits? Yes, they do! We will examine many examples of stellar main characters and discuss what makes them special. Then, using what we have learned, we will create our own memorable main characters in some creative writing exercises.


Like my other workshops, this one will be informative and interactive, teaching you new ways to write and giving you some practice in doing so. To enroll, register online at or call the school at (401) 874-4197. Please join us!