When writers get ideas about issues, characters or events, the logical thing to do is write about them. But creating realistic characters—those that come to life and ones readers can visualize—is much harder to write.The instructor will share her expertise, provide examples, and give pointers to make the people in books become people readers recognize. We’ll do a short exercise to create an unforgettable character. Along with good characters has to be good dialogue. The way they speak is individual, yet also universal. That’s a tricky line to walk, but quite do-able if the writer knows how. There are hundreds of ways to write dialogue, yet only a few of those are right. There will be examples and we'll do a bit of critiquing along the way.