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Wearing Your Character in Meditation

  • 19 Aug 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


Wearing Your Character in Meditation
with Henry Lien & Jerry Lee Davis

Meditation practice for writers usually only involves the writers themselves. However, fictional characters can benefit from meditation as much as their authors can. This workshop has writers role-playing and adopting the persona of their characters as they undergo meditation. The workshop will apply a blend of Eastern meditation techniques to help fictional characters relax emotional muscles they didn’t realize they were clenching, and break on through to deeper truths about themselves in order to enlighten their authors. The workshop utilizes specific, playful, gentle guided meditation exercises paired with writing exercises. This course is co-taught by writing instructor Henry Lien and author, playwright, and meditation instructor Jerry Lee Davis. This workshop is designed to make fictional characters feel seen and make writers more aware of their characters’ inner lives.





Henry Lien is an author from Taiwan, now living in Hollywood, CA. He is a graduate of St. Paul’s School, Brown University, UCLA School of Law, and Clarion West Writers Workshop. He is the author of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed PEASPROUT CHEN middle grade fantasy series. Henry also teaches writing for institutions including UCLA, the University of Iowa, and Clarion West. He previously worked as an attorney and fine art dealer. He is a four-time Nebula/Norton Award finalist and won the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Instructor of the Year award. Hobbies include writing theme songs for his novels and losing Nebula/Norton Awards.


Jerry Lee Davis is a meditation instructor and writer from Appalachia. He is the founder of Meditative Intuitive Sessions in Los Angeles. His first novel TWIN CITY was nominated for the Townsend Prize for Fiction and the Georgia Author of the Year award. In addition, he has written several plays that have received successful stage productions, and has had several of my screenplays optioned.

Purchase their books here:

Peasprout Chen: Legend of Skate and Sword

Running Through a Koga Field

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