Wordcrafters is excited to announce a new class in partnership with University of Oregon Academic Extension.

Learn how to create riveting, believable characters with a master novelist in this 4-week, hands-on class!

With a mix of lecture and writing exercises, both in class and at home, you’ll explore all the different facets of making your characters “real.” Ideas and character profiles may be shared in class. Handouts include the Character Toolkit, the 38-point Character Chart, and others to help you create three-dimensional characters readers will want to spend time with.


Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

5 Weeks: 29 July; 5,12,19,26 August 2015

Location: Baker Downtown Center Alaska

Cost $90

Registration Deadline: 07/29/2015  (Through UO Academic Extension)Register Now


About the Instructor

john-reedJohn Reed is the author of four espionage novels, Thirteen Mountain, Dark Thirty, Shadow White as Stone and The Kingfisher’s Call.

For more than 20 years he has conducted writing workshops and seminars in the US and abroad. He has presented at the Maui Writers Retreat and is a staff instructor at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. He has done workshops for the Wordcrafters inaugural Conference, Willamette Writer’s Conference in Portland, the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference in Seattle, The Oregon Writer’s Colony and the San Miguel Writer’s Conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He developed and serves as the principal instructor for writing retreats in Zihuatanejo, Mexico and for the Writers-By-The-Sea workshop series on the Oregon coast. He also works with many writers one-on-one through his editing and critique website. In that capacity, he has analyzed and critiqued over 400 novels.