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Friday, April 5 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
4I: Small Gestures Make Big Characters
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What is the language of your character’s body? Gesture, or involuntary movement, while not often discussed as an aspect of craft, is a hugely important feature of character development. Gestures big and small bring our characters to life; gestures reveal who our characters truly are. In this session, we will look at examples of extraordinary scenes in which characters’ physical movements demonstrate complex feelings and attitudes. We will do several fun exercises to practice moving beyond familiar gestures (sighing, leaning, shrugging, running hands through hair...) in order to grasp how we can create memorable characters fully alive on the page.

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Becky Tuch

Fiction Writer, The Review Review
Becky Tuch is the Founding Editor of The Review Review, a website dedicated to reviews of literary magazines, interviews with journal editors and publishing advice for writers.Her fiction has been honored with fellowships  from The MacDowell Colony and The Somerville Arts Council... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Tremont Room - 4th Floor