What Makes a Character Live?

Instructor: SJ Rozan
Date: Sunday, October 27
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Location: IWC
Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

Some characters stick in readers' minds long after the end of a book. How does a writer create those characters, people so real that the reader misses them once the story's over? Is it dialogue, physical attributes, action, inner thoughts? It's all these things and more. Join SJ Rozan, creator of iconic private investigators Lydia Chin and Bill Smith, to explore how to bring life to the characters in your head.

SJ Rozan has won multiple awards, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, Macavity; Japanese Maltese Falcon; and the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award. She's written sixteen novels, fourteen under her own name and two with Carlos Dews as "Sam Cabot." She edited two short story anthologies and many of her own 70+ short stories have appeared in "Best Of" collections. SJ was born in the Bronx and lives in lower Manhattan. Her most recent book is PAPER SON. www.sjrozan.net.


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