Learn how to develop convincing, compelling characters, and discover how to use relationships between
characters, story and setting to really make a character sing, dance — and murder. Discover how to craft
likeable and unlikeable characters for stand-alones and series, and how to avoid the five most common
pitfalls. This is a practical class. Be prepared for solo and team exercises. You’ll leave having created two
characters of your own from scratch.
Melanie McGrath is a bestselling, award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction, and a cofounder of Killer
Women. Her first psychological thriller, Give Me The Child, was described as a ‘triumph’ by the Financial Times
and is a USA Today bestseller. As MJ McGrath she writes the Edie Kiglatuk series, White Heat, The Boy in the
Snow and The Boneseeker, twice long-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, and picked as Times and Financial Times
thrillers of the year. Her Edie Kiglatuk series is currently being developed for TV.