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Pre-Conference Class: Creating Memorable Characters – Hallie Ephron

Presented by Book Passage at Book Passage, Corte Madera, Corte Madera CA

Aug 22 2019
Pre-Conference Class: Creating Memorable Characters – Hallie Ephron

Where do these people come from? Planning and developing names and details.

This workshop will step through the process of planning and developing memorable characters: from coming up with names to finding those telling details that ignite the character’s first turn on the stage.

How to use character to drive narrative voice, dialogue, action, and setting.

And how to create a character web in which characters play with and off one another, providing the conflict that fuels a page turner.

Hallie Ephron is the bestselling author of Never Tell a Lie; Come and Find MeThere Was an Old Woman; and most recently, You’ll Never Know, Dear. Her latest novel, Careful What You Wish For, will be published in August, 2019. She is an award-winning crime fiction book reviewer, she wrote the “On Crime” column for the Boston Globe for ten years, and she teaches writing at a variety of workshops around the country.

The four-day Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference has a strong tradition of great authors and teachers. It covers everything mystery writers need—from developing ideas and writing skills to finding a publisher. Participants work closely with mystery writers, agents, editors, and publishers as well as investigators and crime-fighting professionals.


$90 – Conference Participants
$125 – General Public

Contact: 415-927-0960 x239


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1:00 – 3:30 pm


Book Passage, Corte Madera

51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925


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