Workshop with David Corbett: Demonstrate Character: Make a Scene


Demonstrate Character: Make a Scene

Saturday, April 4, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 927-0960
Building strong, credible characters who engage our empathy requires a dynamic understanding of their inner life, not a laundry list of traits. This demands an understanding of the primacy of scene-character is revealed more in what is said and done than described. By sketching scenes that dramatize the core conflicts of the character’s lives, students learn to give flesh and blood to their fiction.
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David Corbett is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: The Devil’s Redhead, Done for a Dime (a New York Times Notable Book), and Blood of Paradise-which was nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar, and was named both one of the Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers of 2007 by the

Washington Post and a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book. His short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, and his story “Pretty Little Parasite,” from Las Vegas Noir, was selected for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories 2009. For more, go to

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