Character Motivation – Fall 2022


The simple formula for plot: give your character a desire and then prevent them from obtaining that desire until they change. But people are more complicated and now more than ever readers desire characters that they can relate to–or characters who challenge their world views. We’ll thoroughly examine character motivation and explore exercises that will help your characters jump off the page. Good for fiction and nonfiction authors.

Elizabeth Kilcoyne is an author of spooky books about dead things, including her YA Gothic Horror novel, Wake the Bones (2022, Wednesday Books). She currently lives in Lexington.

This class is suitable for all levels.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.

Start Date
Saturday, November 5th
Meets One-Time
November 5th - November 5th
10:30am - 12:30pm

Elizabeth Kilcoyne


We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

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