Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

ShopTalk: Acting Techniques to Build Characters

November 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Zoom

Use Acting Techniques to Build Characters

To develop skills in creating vivid characters and dynamic action, this session will immerse writers and illustrators in the world of acting, to discover techniques utilized by actors to bring words to life in an authentic way. Bring paper and pen as you’ll practice exercises to “become” your character and “inhabit” a setting. Find new ways to “show don’t tell” and hone your insight into motivation, enhancing the truth of a scene both  emotionally and physically. In addition to being an author, Hester Bass trained at the HB Studio in New York and was most recently seen in Godless on Netflix.