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Three Character Revealing Secrets That Make Editors Swoon

  • 01 Oct 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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Three Character Revealing Secrets
That Make Editors Swoon

with Catherine Linka & Tami Lewis Brown

Whether you want to publish fiction or non-fiction, a picture book or novel, your story needs to connect with agents and editors. To accomplish that your characters need to feel real and even in quiet stories, must be compelling. 

As writers, we make our characters unforgettable when we reveal who they are at the core. 

In this workshop, picture book and middle grade author, Tami Lewis Brown, teams up with YA author, Catherine Linka, to show how the answers to three revealing questions can help writers turn a character into one who readers, agents and editors can’t resist.

Intended for writers of picture books and picture book biographies, middle grade and young adult novels. Lecture will alternate with writing exercises. Attendees should bring a few sheets of plain paper, pencils and erasers and have their work-in-progress easily accessible. 




Catherine Linka is the author of three young adult novels, including the award-winning feminist dystopian A GIRL  CALLED FEARLESS and the sequel, A GIRL UNDONE. Her contemporary novel set in an art school, WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE, was included in the 2021 Best Books of the Year for 14+ by Bank Street College of Education.

You can purchase copies of Catherine's books using the links below:

A Girl Called Fearless

A Girl Undone

What I Want You to See


TAMI LEWIS BROWN has written picture books, biographies and novels for children. Her picture book biography PERKINS PERFECT PURPLE (Little Brown Books for Young Readers) was a finalist for the Cook Prize and SOAR, ELINOR! (Farrar Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers) won a place on the American Library Association’s Amelia Bloomer Project’s top 10 feminist books. Tami holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College where she served on the Board of Trustees for over a decade. After leaving a career as a trial lawyer she became the writer-in-residence and elementary school librarian. She now writes books for young people full time in Northern Vermont and Washington, D.C.


You can purchase copies of Tami's books using the links below:

ART IS LIFE: The Life Of Artist Keith Haring

Instructions Not Included: How a Team of Women Coded the Future

 Perkin's Perfect Purple: How a Boy Created Color with Chemistry


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