Writing Diverse Characters [DaMaris Hill]
All Levels | What does it take to develop round and dynamic characters? Our discussion will focus on identity markers and how they influence the arts of fiction, inclusive of setting, plot, and conflict. In addition, this workshop will explore how racial identity is introduced, develops, and evolves in fiction. The ways we construct racialized identity influence the way we write characters and imagine worlds. These constructions of character will be discussed in isolation and in the intersections of other identities related to gender, economic class, and sexuality.