Straight Through the Heart: Creating Characters Readers Will Love

Saturday, April 18, 2020
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Zoom webinar

Straight Through the Heart: How to Make Readers Fall in Love With Your Characters With Tiff Liao


Join Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers Tiff Liao for an intensive on character — “With every book I edit, I always start with one big question: what does the character want? Your character motivation is the heart of the story and will inform every element in your book including voice, plot, pacing, and world-building. Over the course of this intensive, I’ll show you how to dig deep into your character to establish a motivation that is compelling, believable, and urgently drives the story forward from page to page.”

Update: due to our area's social distancing recommendations, we are moving this event online via Zoom.

Faculty Bio:

Tiff Liao is Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. Some of her recent titles include the #1 New York Times-bestseller Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and its bestselling sequel Children of Virtue and Vengeance, The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen, The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg, I Am Perfectly Designed by “Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown and Jason Brown, and the Peasprout Chen series by Nebula Award finalist Henry Lien. Prior to joining Holt, she was an editor at Penguin Young Readers. You can follow her on Twitter for (mostly) bookish musings @tiff_liao.


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