David Corbett

Writer

David Corbett is the author of four novels: The Devil’s Redhead, Done for a Dime (a New York Times Notable Book), Blood of Paradise (nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar, and recently published in France as Une Certain Vérité), and Do They Know I’m Running? David’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, with pieces twice selected for Best American Mystery Stories. His non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Narrative, Zyzzyva, MovieMaker, Bright Lights, The Writer, Writer’s Digest,and numerous other venues. In January 2013 Penguin published his textbook on the craft of characterization, The Art of Character (“…will rest close at hand on writers’ desks for many years to come" —Cheryl Strayed), and he has taught both online and in classroom settings through the UCLA Extension's Writers' Program, Book Passage, LitReactor, 826 Valencia, The Grotto in San Francisco, Delve Writers, Author’s Learning Center, and at numerous writing conferences across the US. For more, visit www.davidcorbett.com

SiWC Workshops

Sunday 9:30am

In this workshop, award-winning author David Corbett (The Art of Character) will guide students through a deeper understanding of how to stage conflict beyond the all-too-common Good versus Evil, with specific examination of other forms of moral argument such as Tragedy, Transformation, Pathos, Satire/Irony and Black Comedy.

Friday 1:30pm

In this workshop, award-winning author David Corbett (The Art of Character) will guide students through exploration of the five cornerstones of characterization—Desire/Yearning, Adaptations/Defense Mechanisms, Vulnerability, Secrets, Contradictions—and demonstrate how they form the foundation of any compelling character.