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Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW

Kristin A. Oakley- Creating Unforgettable Characters

  • October 07, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Remote


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What makes a character unforgettable? In this workshop we’ll examine some remarkable characters in literature and then run through a series of exercises to explore your protagonist’s physical and psychological attributes, strengths, weaknesses (including the fatal flaw), desires, and overriding goal.

Kristin A. Oakley is the author of two award-winning suspense thrillers, Carpe Diem, Illinois and God on Mayhem Street. She teaches writing workshops on everything from character development and cliffhangers to self-publishing and book tours. Kristin has critiqued manuscripts through the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies and has helped hundreds of writers hone their agent pitches at the Division’s Writers’ Institute. As a former Chicago Writers Association board member, she was the managing editor of The Write City Magazine and The Write City Review. Kristin is working on a young adult thriller series called The Devil Particle Series. She writes a bi-monthly newsletter about her writing life and a homeschooling blog, both of which are available at

We offer free student memberships at a discounted rate of $5.00 per session. You must send verification of your student status. Please contact Claudia Katz at for details.

9-9:30 Socializing 

9:30-12 Program 

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