July 28-31, 2022

New York City


How to Save a Character From a Drowning Story

As writers, we’ve all experienced that moment when it becomes painfully clear that the story we’re working on just isn’t. We’ve tried to twist and bend it this way and that, but we’ve come to the end of the rope on the manuscript and have to let go. But what if the character/protagonist won’t let go of you? What if the character continues to haunt you and you simply cannot give up on them? Here’s how to rescue a great protagonist from a less than great story and not end up throwing the baby out with the bathwater. This presentation will offer actionable tips for ways to salvage the “good” from a story before hitting DELETE.

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