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Novelist to lead workshop - Oct. 15

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    When you set out to write your novel, you may think first in terms of plot. After all, don’t all great novels begin with a great plot? Moby Dick is about a guy chasing a whale. The Shining is about a family that holes up a weird hotel where all sorts of unusual things happen to them. Right?

    Not so fast. According to novelist Evan Fallenberg, there is one element that precedes plot in the writing of a great novel: characterization. Knowing your characters — their quirks, motivations and tendency to make bad choices — can drive everything else in your novel, including the development of a great plot.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Fallenberg will lead a workshop where he’ll share his methods for building characters into personalities strong enough to carry a story.

    Mark My Words: Get Into Character will start at 7 pm at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St. The program is free, but registration is required.

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