Past Events


Make Us Love Your Characters

September 21,2013

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Garden Bistro, North Main, Eureka Springs


Characterization is one of the most important drivers of fiction or creative non-fiction. In this workshop, Jan Morrill will demonstrate how to create multi-dimensional characters that will come alive with personality, quirks, secrets, habits and senses, to keep the reader turning the page for more.IMG_8683 comp crop

This class will have several exercises to demonstrate the following methods:

    • Interviewing Characters
    • Writing Letters
    • Describing Photos or Art in Character’s Voice
    • Writing a Scene in a Different Point of View


BIO: Jan Morrill’s award-winning short stories and essays have been published in several Chicken Soup for the Soul books and other anthologies. In February, her debut novel, The Red Kimono, was published by The University of Arkansas Press. She enjoys speaking at schools, libraries and conferences, and she is currently working on the sequel to The Red Kimono. For more information, please visit