WORDS – Young Writers’ Online Café

WORDS - Young Writers' Online Café

Date(s) - Thu 1st Jul, 2021
5:00pm - 6:30pm

WORDS – Young Writers’ Online Café: Character

How do we go about creating complex, engaging characters? How do we keep our readers invested in the characters we create? Join novelist and short story writer Daniel Shand for a series of workshops looking at how to keep characterisation at the heart of your writing practice.



Daniel Shand is the author of the Betty Trask Prize-winning novel Fallow and the Encore Award-shortlisted Crocodile, both published by Sandstone PressHe has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and teaches at Napier University. His short fiction has won several awards and he was the recipient of the Saltire Society’s Literature Travel Bursary. Daniel was born in Fife in 1989 and has lived in Edinburgh for the last ten years. His third novel, A Model Citizen, will be published by Corsair Books in Spring 2022.



More about WORDS, our online writing café . . . 

If you’re aged 14-26 and like to write, watch movies or read, come to WORDS writing café – currently hosted on Zoom –  where together with a writer, we work on stories, film scripts, poems, song lyrics, journals . . . You don’t need to have a work in progress, and you don’t need to have done anything like this before. Just bring a pen and some paper (and a hot drink and a cake if you fancy!), and whoever is running the session will keep you right about what you’re writing, and help you to work on inspiration, character creation, plot, language, and much more besides.


Please note, this online workshop is free but please secure your space by booking below. By booking, you confirm that you are a young writer aged 14-26, and based in Scotland. For enquiries, contact youngwriters@moniackmhor.org.uk.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on info@moniackmhor.org.uk or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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