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Saturday, April 22 • 9:30am - 11:30am
From Obsession to World: Finding the Story in Your Characters’ Preoccupations with Alexandra Teague and Jason Rekulak

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As we know from our own lives, our preoccupations—whether large-scale interests that lead us to study biology at a university, or smaller-scale interests like collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia and spending weekends at flea markets—help shape our lives and choices. Likewise, by writing toward your characters’ central preoccupations, you can find a rich territory of metaphors and images and scenes to propel your story. What situations does your character find him or herself in that he/she wouldn’t without a certain preoccupation? How does the preoccupation act as a lens that affects everything—not just motives or long-term action in the story? How can researching the preoccupation lead you to new language and images? This session offers examples and discussion of preoccupations in writing (your own and/or your characters') and writing exercises to help you start diving in. Participants are asked
to bring paper and pen, or a laptop for writing.

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 203

Tickets available here.

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

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