Saturday, October 3, 2020, Via ZOOM

“Creating Characters that Drive Your Story” with Del Shores


Check-in/Networking: 9:00 am

Workshop: 9:30 am -- 12:30 pm

This three-hour workshop is for anybody who has a story to tell, and for all levels of experience. We are going to cram a lot into three hours! 


Pre-Register by emailing programs@wswriters.org

Pre-registration required.  Deadline to register is Sept 30, 5:00 pm. 


Check-in and Networking opens at 9:00 a.m. 

Workshop begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. (there will be a break)

Workshop ends at 12:30 p.m. with an opportunity for networking until 1 p.m.



Free to paid-up members as of Sept. 30, 2020

Annual dues are $20 at www.wswriters.org/membership.


$25 for nonmembers, payable via Paypal or check (see below).  


To Register:

Email programs@wswriters.org with name and email address. Registration is limited. The ZOOM link will be sent to you a few days prior to the workshop.


Workshop Overview,

Presented by Del Shores:


            "I started as an actor. I’m still an actor, although I wear other hats more often. But everything I do – including my writing – is an extension of my acting. So, I now teach actors who write or want to write – or writers who want to understand how acting and writing are connected, sharing how I write from the characters’ point of view. Create the characters and they will take you on a journey!

            We will discuss creating characters, dialogue, and touch on structure in all mediums I’ve worked in - stage, film and TV. In that, know I’m a non-traditionalist with structure and will encourage you to find your own path by allowing your creative muse and characters to guide your story.

            I will lead you through some fun writing exercises, focusing on finding and creating characters. You will learn how to scratch deep to create full characters with real dialogue and how those developed, well-drawn characters will take you on a journey.  By the end of the workshop, you will have written a short scene. Finally, if time permits, participants will have the option to give your fellow scribes a quick pitch on what you would like to write."




Del Shores has written, directed, and produced successfully across studio and independent film, network and cable television, and regional and national touring theatre. Shores is the writer/director/producer of the films “Sordid Lives,” “Blues for Willadean,” “Southern Baptist Sissies” and “A Very Sordid Wedding.”  He wrote and executive produced the MGM feature “Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's Got The Will?”   He has written ten plays, produced thousands of times worldwide, five adapted for screen.  “Sordid Lives” also spawned a TV series and sequel. His publisher is Samuel French/Concord.  Through Del Shores Studio, Shores teaches master classes in acting and writing, as well as writing classes in a university setting, and private writing, coaching, and script consultation.




     Keep checking back for more updates and information! 




     Keep checking back for more updates and information! 



To pay by check, mail to:

WSW Treasurer

P.O. Box 24442

Winston Salem NC 27114.


Questions regarding this event should be directed to: 


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