Character and Motivation with Laura WIlson and Mel McGrath

Laura Wilson & Melanie McGrath
Friday 15 September
The Enterprise Centre, UEA
2 hours
£45 / £80 joint

Choose from a morning workshop (11am - 1pm) or afternoon workshop (2 - 4pm).

Tickets for 2pm workshops are now offline. Please call 01603 877177 to book.

Using exercises and photographic prompts, we will explore ways of creating credible protagonists and antagonists, as well as how to avoid stereotypes and how to ensure that your characters have sufficient and plausible motivation for their actions.

About the tutors

Laura Wilson is the author of thirteen psychological crime novels, two of which were shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Her novel The Lover won the Prix du Polar Européen, and Stratton’s War won the Ellis Peters Award. She is the Guardian’s crime fiction reviewer and lectures on the subject at City University. Her latest book is The Other Woman. Website

Mel McGrath is an Essex girl, cofounder of Killer Women, and an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction. She has been twice longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and picked as Times and Financial Times thrillers of the year. She has written for The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, The Mail on Sunday and The Wall Street Journal and has taught creative writing at Arvon and at UEA, Roehampton, City Universities in the UK and the University of North Carolina. She won the John Llewellyn-Rhys-Mail on Sunday award for Best British writer under 35 for her first book, Motel Nirvana.