Creative Writing Workshop

Know Your Objective: Driven Character Development for Powerful Stories

lecture / workshop

This creative writing workshop infuses into the fiction writing process the script scoring practices that actors utilize to create riveting characters for the stage. Learn how to identify and use characters’ objectives to drive them through single moments and entire stories. After participating in this session, you’ll be able to create more fascinating characters with sharper dialogue and more compelling interactions.

duration: 1-hour or 2-hour workshops available


creative writing presentation utilizing acting techniques

Christina Irene guest teaches a creative writing class at Cayuga Community College

Who should attend?

  • Fiction writers
  • Creative nonfiction writers
  • Poets
  • Film, television, and stage script writers
  • Actors
  • Directors
  • Speakers
  • Persuasive/essay writers
  • Anyone interested in self-exploration

“Must do! She does a great job explaining everything.” Siguest, 21, Syracuse, NY

“It’s wonderful.” Jessica, 27, Syracuse, NY

“I really enjoyed when we got to act the objectives out.” Amber, 20, Marcellus, NY

special classroom guest Christina Irene

Christina Irene uses a theatrical exercise from her creative writing workshop when she guest teaches an interpersonal communications class at Onondaga Community College.

Speaker Bio

Writer and creative workshop instructor, Christina Irene, in her home library of 2,000+ books.Christina Irene has a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee where she also studied theatre and was awarded by the university for “Most Extraordinary Professional Promise.” Her writing has led her through several interesting careers, from creative carnival barker to nationally-touring comedian to advertisement copywriter. Acting experience includes both scripted and improvised plays, and she’s written and directed two adaptations of Shakespeare (Portia’s Contest and Et Two Be.) She’s taught creative writing, theatre, and journalism in North Carolina and Virginia and she’s published in popular joke books, She’s So Funny: 1768 of the Best Jokes From Women Comedians and Love’s Funny That Way: 800 Terrific Jokes About Romance and Relationships.

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