Workshop Proposal: MORE THAN JUST WINDOW DRESSING: How Secondary Characters Make Your Novel Come Alive!
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MORE THAN JUST WINDOW DRESSING: How Secondary Characters Make Your Novel Come Alive!
Sidekicks, Also-rans, space-fillers. If that’s how you think of the secondary characters in your novel, you’re wasting a great opportunity to use them to not only make your story deeper and more interesting, but to enhance your main characters as well. Let RITA® award-winning author Linnea Sinclair show you how to create and utilize secondary characters as methods of characterization and conflict, as well as one of the easiest ways to avoid the dreaded info dump!
Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA®, science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair is a name synonymous with high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven novels. Her books have claimed spots in the Locus Top Ten and received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly. Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine consistently gives Sinclair’s books 4-1/2 stars (their highest rating). Starlog magazine calls Sinclair “one of the reigning queens of science fiction romance.”
Her previous careers include news reporting and private investigation. Since 2000, she’s taught seminars in the craft of writing for all levels of writers via on-line writing sites and at writing conventions nationwide.
Sinclair resides in Naples, Florida with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their thoroughly spoiled cats. Readers can find her perched on the third barstool from the left in her Intergalactic Bar and Grille at www.linneasinclair.com .