WHAT A CHARACTER

Bringing realistic characters to life on the page is one of the most challenging—and rewarding—things you can do as a fiction writer. Flat, stock characters bore readers, while complex, flawed, and not-always-predictable ones intrigue. We will discuss traits that make people (and other members of the cast) interesting and explore a range of techniques to
help you populate your stories with characters who ring true.
WHEN: Monday, October 23 5:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Springfield Library, 225 5th Street
Free and open to the public!
About Sheila Boneham: Sheila Webster Boneham’s mystery novels have been praised by Kirkus Reviews for  “smart characters and intricate plots.” Sheila, who has published 21 books and hundreds of short stories, articles, essays, and poems, believes that good writing is good writing, no matter where it is shelved, and she has written award-winning work for academic, literary, and commercial markets. Sheila has taught writing and coached writers for more than 30 years. She holds a PhD from Indiana University and MFA in Creative Writing from Stonecoast/University of Southern Maine. Find her online at sheilaboneham.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/sheilawrites.