Building a Better Beast: How to Craft True Characters with Jennie Shortridge (Online)

  • Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • BARN's Great Room, Class Code: WR022622JS
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  • *Registration will close 2 days before start of class.

Registration is closed

**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom** 

Whether you write fiction, creative nonfiction, or memoir, the characters and real folks who populate your pages must ring true to your readers. We crave more than three dimensions when reading protagonists and other characters, but how can you write those more fully realized humans? Come discover a treasure chest full of easy but not-the-usual techniques for creating living, breathing characters readers will long remember. Beginning through advanced writers welcome.


  • Registration for this class will close 2 days prior to the start date. 
  • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing software. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
Instructor Bio:

Jennie Shortridge is a teacher, editor, and bestselling author of five novels, including Love Water Memory. Her fiction and nonfiction work has been published for over twenty-five years. From the outset, a love of writing and helping others surmount writing obstacles led her to teaching in a variety of settings, including conferences, literary organizations, and nonprofits. She is currently at work on a memoir.

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