Bestselling novelist to teach Knoxville Writers’ Guild Workshop

"USA Today" bestselling novelist Pamela Schoenewaldt will teach a workshop on developing character in fiction from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Stone House on the grounds of Church of the Savior, 934 North Weisgarber Road. Sponsored by the Knoxville Writers' Guild, cost is $35 for KWG members and $40 for nonmembers.

“Credible, engaging characters drive your plot; their journeys are the force of fiction,” Schoenewaldt said. “Fun, fast-moving exercises help you build or refine your characters, as you discover/create their strengths and limits, options and defining characteristics.”

Those attending should bring pen, paper and a few photographs or illustrations of people you'd like to know better. It’s open to writers and aspiring writers of all genres.

Schoenewaldt is the author of two historical novels, the bestselling "When We Were Strangers" and "Swimming in the Moon," which was released in September. Her short-stories have been published internationally. She taught fiction writing for 17 years, first at the University of Maryland’s European Division and then at the University of Tennessee. She’s currently under contract with HarperCollins for a third novel.

To register for the workshop, visit or send your check to KWG Workshops, P.O. Box 10326, Knoxville TN 37939-0326.

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