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Sunday, April 28 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Using Psychology to Create Authentic Characters

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Even the most experienced authors struggle with crafting unique, believable characters and voice. Join YA author Sarah J. Carlson in this craft talk, where authors will learn to create characters who feel like real people by applying basic psychological principles, including connecting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and using characters’ past experiences and worldview to create genuine character motivations and reactions to events. 

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Sarah J. Carlson

Sarah J. Carlson writes contemporary Young Adult Fiction that delves into complex, real world problems. Professionally, she is a school psychologist who works primarily with a diverse, mostly low income population. Her professional focus is around supporting the success of children... Read More →