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Toolkit for Revealing Character with Elizabeth Essex

Thursday, August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm • Organized By Square One Small Business Programming by Mid-Continent Public Library
Online Event


All authors want to create characters that ‘leap’ off the page and become vibrantly alive for their readers. But how? Using examples from best-selling and award-winning Romance authors, Toolkit for Revealing Character will examine six different ways to bring characters out of the author’s head and vividly to life on the page, and demonstrate the difference between “describing a character” and “revealing character.” This program is funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

To view this class, visit the Romance GenreCon Facebook Account at