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Unlikeable Heroes & Sensitive Souls: How to Craft a Believable Protagonist

30 September @ 18:30 - 20:30

Learn how to craft a believable protagonist with Crime and Young Adult author, Fran Dorricott at Nottingham Writers’ Studio.

About this Event

Creating a convincing main character is one of the most essential parts of writing fiction. They are, after all, the voice that will make or break a reader’s connection with your story. Using a mixture of discussion, advice and guided writing exercises, this interactive workshop will help to uncover the ways in which we can build the best characters for our plots.

The aim of the two-hour workshop is to give writers the tools to create varied, believable protagonists that work hard to complement their plotlines and genres.

About Fran Dorricott

Fran has a degree in American Literature with Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and an MA in Creative Writing, specialising in crime fiction, from City University London. In 2017 she graduated with a distinction.

Her first novel AFTER THE ECLIPSE was published with Titan Books in March 2019.

During the day, she works as a bookseller in the Derby branch of Waterstones. She has led courses through Derby Quad, as well as informal workshops through local NaNoWriMo groups.


Book your place

Tickets cost £12 for NWS members and £15 for general admission. Book your place below, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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30 September
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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