October 20 – 23, 2022

Pasadena, CA

Writing Fearless Characters

As an author, you want your readers breathlessly turning pages to find out what a character will do next. For that to happen, writers need to ensure that their characters are multifaceted beings. They need to replicate the human experience of being flawed yet redeemable. Characters with these qualities resonate in ways that make them unforgettable. Though beset with their own weaknesses, the characters will still believe in love and dare to claim the world as they’ve shaped it. They are fearless and human. In this session, bestselling Author Vanessa Riley will discuss ways of writing bold, fearless, imperfect yet unforgettable characters.