Creating Characters with Claudia Carroll
Starts: Thurs 2 May 2019
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €27.5/€25 MEMBERS
Having worked on stage and screen for so many years, one lesson really struck the author and actor. Plotlines will come and go - particularly in a soap opera which just gobbles storyline - but it is the characters that audiences follow. So what is it that makes a truly memorable character? Why do some characters just seem to leap off the page at you? Creating characters will be explored and some writing exercises undertaken in this informal evening with Claudia Carroll.
Claudia Carroll is a Sunday Times top ten-bestselling author in the UK and a number one bestselling author in Ireland, selling over 850,000 copies of her paperbacks alone. To date, she’s published fourteen novels, four of which have been optioned, two for movies, one for a TV series on Fox TV and another as a TV show for Calamity Jane Productions in L.A.
Claudia also works as a theatre and TV actress. For twenty years, she appeared regularly in the RTE soap Fair City, playing a character she likes to describe as ‘the horrible old cow that everyone loves to hate.’
Her latest book, Our Little Secret was published in paperback by HarperCollins in the UK and Ireland in February 2019, while her fifteenth novel, SECRETS OF PRIMROSE SQUARE, will be published in hardback in the UK and Ireland later in the spring.