This workshop was given by NYT bestselling author Cherry Adair and was an absolute hoot, as well as being thought-provoking and educational. I had to stop and scribble things down while I was listening, which was a bit tricky, because I was on a train. I also embarrassed myself in front of the other passengers on the 10:35 to London Victoria by laughing out loud a couple of times.
I've never read one of Cherry's books, but after hearing her speak I am off to order one. I mean, how could I not? This woman loves colour-coding just as much as I do!
My fave bits:
- Know what your character is afraid of. (Now, does this sound familiar to anyone who was reading my New Voices workshop notes? Good!)
- Know what your character is proud of.
- Know what your character's superpower is! (Their unique, particular talent)
- Know what your character's kryptonite is! (And then expose them to it! Also, sounding familiar? Good!)