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Vivid: making characters come alive


2 August 2014 (Sat)
2.00pm - 5.00pm

Park Mall
#13- 06, Valour Room
9 Penang Rd
Singapore 238459

Course Fee: $55.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $2.63

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No matter how hard you try, you’re stuck: your characters on the page remain 2-D and their dialogue just clunks along and drags down the pace of your story.Have no fear. Vivid can be your answer, whether you write fiction or plays. Let seasoned writer VerenaTay share with you tips on how to make your characters appear like living, breathing 3-D persons that speak naturally. And in no time at all, you will be on your way towards creating vibrant characters that your audience can immediately recognise and appreciate.


This workshop will equip participants with the skills to

  • Become a more acute observer of the sights and sounds within your environment;
  • Improve how you infuse your real life insights about people within your character portrayals;
  • Develop more nuanced ways of describing characters and representing speech patterns

Pre-Workshop Preparation

This workshop is open to both new and seasoned writers of fiction and/or plays, aged 16 and above who are fluent in English. Please bring pen/pencil/paper and/or your own laptop/tablet.

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Registration Details

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 25 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.