Writers Night Out, November 15, 2023 Writing Three-Dimensional Characters

The page may be flat but if the characters are three-dimensional, you’ll never forget them!

If you’d like to learn how to create characters who jump off the page, you are invited to 

      The Cape Cod Writers Center

Writer Night Out

on Zoom

Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00 PM


Some writers talk about creating connections with their characters so deep that the characters feel like real people. But how do you bring memorable, three-dimensional characters to life enough to make that connection? In this session, author, talent scout and award-winning Hollywood producer Marilyn Atlas will discuss movie/TV/and novelistic scenes and dissect them to see what makes the characters memorable. You will learn the power of subtext: how to embed details of motivation—thoughts, wants, goals, secrets, flaws, and delusions—into physical behavior, speech patterns, and specific habits that echo throughout your story. You will also learn how to distinguish your central character from others to f further establish them in the world of the story.

Marilyn Atlas

Marilyn Atlas’s credits as a film producer include “Real Women Have Curves,” for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; “A Certain Desire,” starring Sam Waterson; and “Echoes,” which won the Gold Award at the Texas International Film Festival, and the movie “Choke” for Lifetime.

A talent and book scout, Marilyn developed the “Brides’ March” for Lifetime Television as well as a limited television series. Long committed to issues surrounding diversity in Hollywood, she is a member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, a mentor for Diverse Women in Media Initiative, and a  founding member of Women in Film’s Luminas Committee, which supports the portrayal of women in non-stereotypical roles in film and television.

To attend, please email writers@capecodwriterscenter.org 

with “WNO November 15”  in the subject heading.