Creating Compelling Characters (Eltham)

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Sofie Laguna
17 March 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Sofie Laguna
Focus on different ways participants can create compelling and original characters with engaging stories to tell.

Get answers to the challenges of plot, tone, structure and style that often lie in knowledge of character. Bring along a 500-word dramatic monologue written in the voice of one of your characters to read aloud and get constructive criticism from your peers.
You will learn

  • How to create/find characters
  • that character can give you plot
  • how to use detail in your work
  • techniques to help produce more writing
  • why some characters endure.

This tour is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and presented in association with Nillumbik Shire Council.

About Sofie Laguna

Sofie Laguna is an award-winning author of over twenty books for children. Her books for young people have been published in the US, the UK and in translation throughout Europe and Asia. Sofie’s first novel for adults, ‘One Foot Wrong’, was published throughout Europe, the US and the UK, longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Her recent novel for adults, ‘The Eye of the Sheep’, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and won the Miles Franklin Award. Her latest novel 'The Choke' was released in September 2017.


Living & Learning Nillumbik
739 Main Rd.
Eltham, VIC 3089

Phone: 03 9094 7840
Registration fee
WV Concession Member / Nillumbik Shire Council Resident concession $ 70.00
WV Member / Nillumbik Shire Council Resident $ 80.00
Non-Member $ 130.00

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