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Writing Characters that Breathe

Regardless of the genre, characters are what readers inhabit and connect with—what gives fiction a compelling reality. Less-skilled writers create characters that are puppets, dancing to the writer’s tune, while the goal should be true characters who have a weight and life of their own. This class can help you learn techniques to make your characters more alive, which is a lot more fun for the reader and for you.

Hugo House is temporarily moving! May 19 is the last date Hugo House will hold classes at its current location. Starting May 20, Hugo House classes will be held at 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104.

This class will be held at Hugo House First Hill: 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Robert Ferrigno

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 05/28/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$75.00 General Price:

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Robert Ferrigno

Robert Ferrigno is a NY Times best-seller of crime thrillers, including The Horse Latitudes and Prayers for the Assassin. One of his short stories was included in Best Mystery Short Stories 2008, (Houghton-Miflin), and another was awarded the Silver Dagger, Best Mystery Short Story, by the Mystery Writers Association, Great Britain, 2010. He thinks good writing, regardless of genre, is clear, clean and packs an emotional punch.

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