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What Workshop Got Rave Reviews? Coe Booth’s!

Building Your Fictional World with Strong Secondary Characters






On February 27, Coe Booth led an excellent workshop that attendees are still talking about.

In the two-hour masterclass designed to improve writing skills, she shared how she builds fictional families that strengthen the readers’ sense of the story world using tools that she depended on when she was as a social worker in New York.

Through exercises, examples, and discussion we delved into our main character’s relationships to create a memorable, believable protagonist with conflicts and emotional moments that resonate with readers.

Coe Booth has taught at Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA program, published four books forScholastic, and been a social worker.