Writer’s Lab with Nikesha Elise Williams

Monday, January 4, 2021
Writer's Lab with Nikesha Elise Williams

#Writer’s Lab with Nikesha Elise Williams: Crafting Complex Characters January 9, 16, 30 at 10 A.M.

What's a story without characters? A descriptive essay very few will read. In Crafting Complex Characters, award-winning author Nikesha Elise Williams will help you make your characters more compelling in two virtual sessions and a final virtual workshop.

This character study is for writers who want to dig beyond the surface of common tropes and give their characters depth that make them feel like real people. People who are flawed, insecure, incomplete, and blind to their own behavior.


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Saturday, January 9:
Character Development: The People, Their Issues, And How They Relate to One Another

Saturday, January 16:
Genre Writing: Ignoring the White Gaze, Avoiding the Strong/Sassy Black Leads

Saturday, January 30:
Workshop: Spotlights on you (Reading and Critiquing Each Other)



Nikesha’s collection of work can be found in the library’s catalog. Two of Nikesha’s works, Beyond Bourbon Street and Four Women, won the Outstanding Literary Work Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. To check out her books and read them yourself, click here.



Is your book ready to be published? Explore self-publishing e-books at the library through the Indie Author Project. The Jacksonville Public library is partnering with Library Journal to bring the Indie Author Project service to you. The Indie Author Project discovery platform is designed to expose your ebook to readers through the public library. The Indie Author Project helps authors upload their work for inclusion into one or both of two online collections: Library Journal’s Indie Author Project Select nation-wide collection and the Indie Author Project Florida.

By submitting your book through the Indie Author Project, you can earn readers and build buzz on your book. Go to the Indie Author Project through JPL to read the terms of the agreement and submit your title.

Courtesy of the Jacksonville Public Library you can now create, edit, format, and generate print-ready and e-book formats for your book with Pressbooks, no matter where you are in the writing process.

Access the Indie Author Project to find out more Information for Authors.

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