Creative Approaches to Compelling Characters With Chrystal D. Giles

Feb 29, 2024

Online event

“The films I constantly revisit have held up for me over the years not because of plot but because of character.” - Martin Scorsese This interactive webinar is designed to get writers thinking about the importance of characterization in the books they read and how to write their own compelling characters. Chrystal will help readers analyze the characters from some of her favorite stories, guide them through exercises on how to go beyond the basic character profile, and provide tips on how to arrive at an authentic voice for their own characters. February 29, 2024 (7:00-8:30pm MT)

Meet Chrystal D. Giles

Chrystal D. Giles is a champion for diversity and representation in children’s literature. Chrystal often says she’s a lover of both words and numbers, she spent fifteen years as an accountant before transitioning to writing full-time. Chrystal made her debut with Take Back the Block, which received multiple starred reviews, was a Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and NPR Best Book, and won the IRA Social Justice Literature Award. Her latest middle-grade novel, Not An Easy Win, received four starred reviews and was named an ALA Notable Children's Book. Chrystal lives outside Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and son.

Learn more about Chrystal at her website