Creating Native America Characters
Do you ever wonder how much research goes into developing a Native American Character and make them thrive? Wonder how they use herbs to help the medicine man cure the sick. The use of smudging, shapeshifting, and the use of animals to reveal the culture that is so intriguing. In this class, you will master the concept of tracking down and learning what is the most important techniques to capture the reader’s heart. Enhance your knowledge of their customs and rituals to make the reader understand. Transform how you write no matter the character. Grasp the intensity of the American Indian while creating your character.
Presenter: Melinda Williams
Melinda Williams is a published author and a freelance writer for Southern Writers Magazine and editor for C.M. Wright Author Services. Mrs. Williams enjoys writing Native American paranormal stories. She has been a 911dispatcher/supervisor and EMT. Melinda lives in the majestic mountains of Arizona. When she isn’t creating a suspense story with captivating characters, she can be found reading, writing articles for a magazine, or spending time with her husband Vernon, her kids, Shaelee and Erik, and her cat Feather.
As a young child, she loved reading and writing. Many nights she would wrap up in a blanket, daydream, while creating characters for her own stories. To her own surprise, she started writing and creating my very own world, a place where I could go and lose myself with just a pen and paper.
She grew up with the fascination of the American Indian. Her love for them grew rapidly as she read about them from my history book. She wanted to show, in her writings, of the proud people that the American Indians truly are. They show honor and respect for all living things. If she can capture just a small portion of that in her writings then that would be an added bonus for her.