Writing Workshop with Alan Hines: Creating Characters – Writing Like an Actor DUPLICATE ?
How does an actor use skill and craft to approach a part? What is she looking for in a character to understand them and make them come alive? What makes a particular moment in the character’s life evolve to the next moment, and then to the next?
These are some of the questions that Alan Hines, author and trained actor, will be addressing in his writing workshop. Alan will be looking at some of the exercises devised by Konstantin Stanislovski, Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen, and other notable acting teachers, and how these can give actors a means to develop realistic, life-like characters. Like the actor in rehearsal, the fiction writer can use these techniques to shape a character on the page. There will also be a Q&A session afterwards.
“I trained as an actor. When I began to write fiction, I didn’t know it at first but I was creating the characters in the same way I created them as an actor during rehearsal. As a fiction writer and a screenwriter, I’ve found that this understanding of the actor’s process has been astonishingly useful.” Alan Hines