The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 15, from 10 am - noon, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 3845 N Swan St, Silver City, NM.

All fiction writers need to create unforgettable characters. If writers don’t have techniques for developing characters that live off the page, too many will emerge flat and generic, lacking in compelling and memorable traits. Kris Neri will show attendees how to create characters from their deepest cores, through all their layers — characters that seem as unforgettable as real people. She will share basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques to give attendees the best tools t. 

The workshop will be equally valuable for memoir and creative nonfiction writers, as it is for novelists and short story writers. Those writing memoirs, historical, and other forms of nonfiction also need techniques to explore the real people they plan to write about. 

Kris will also share techniques for finding their characters’ unique voices. This workshop will also include an exercise and feedback.

Kris Neri’s latest novel, Hopscotch Life, featuring quirky protagonist Plum Tardy, is a New Mexico-Arizona Book Award winner. She also writes the Tracy Eaton mysteries, starring the daughter of eccentric Hollywood stars, and the Samantha Brennan & Annabelle Haggerty magical series, featuring a questionable psychic who teams up with a goddess/FBI agent, as well as thrillers, and short stories. Kris’s novels have been finalists for such prestigious awards as the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, Lefty, Derringer, and others. Kris is a four-time New Mexico-Arizona Book Award winner for her own novels, as well as books to which she’s contributed. She teaches writing online for the Writers’ Program of the UCLA Extension School and is one of their highest rated instructors. Readers are welcome to visit her website:

The Write Stuff, a program presented by Southwest Word Fiesta and hosted by award-winning author and writing instructor Kris Neri, shares the techniques required for writers to elevate the professionalism of their works. This program presents a series of in-depth writing workshops throughout the year, offered by a some of the most accomplished local authors and instructors on a variety of writing challenges. 

All workshops are free and open to the public. No reservations. Seating is plentiful. 

For more information, contact Kris Neri:

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