Redwood Writers monthly meetings will be held at the FINLEY COMMUNITY CENTER in Santa Rosa on THIRD SATURDAYS, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

2060 W. College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Arrive at 12:30 p.m. to register and mingle before the general meeting runs from 1 – 2:30 p.m.*

We ask for a small fee of $5 from members and $10 from non-members to cover costs.

Author Support Group Meeting, Santa Rosa Finley Community Center*

Deborah Taylor French, Jeanne Jusaitis, Facilitators

Do you have a burning question about publishing? Want to know how to handle that plot twist? Wonder about other authors' writing processes? Or perhaps you'd just like some time to get to know a few other writers. Bring your questions and expertise both to the Author Support Group meeting from noon – 1 p.m., prior to the main meeting in the same room at the Finley Community Center.

Author Support embodies the heart of Redwood Writers Club, "writers helping writers"—in an intimate setting.

Join us on Saturday, August 20, at 1 p.m.
Register, below, for a Zoom link or to attend in person at the Finley Center.

Saturday, August 20, 2022
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Freud, Not Frankenstein: Creating Lifelike Characters with a Little Help from Psychology
Kerry Schafer

Nobody wants to read books full of flat, lifeless, or inconsistent characters—and writing them isn’t much fun either. In this presentation, we’ll dive into how to bring your characters to life naturally and organically, rather than artificially stitching them together and trying to force them to do what you want. We’ll talk about defining moments, personality typing, and personal experience as tools to build characters from the inside out.

Kerry Schafer (who also writes as Kerry Anne King) was the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Writer of the Year in 2020. She is a best-selling hybrid author with twelve novels in print. She is also a retired RN, a licensed mental health counselor, and a certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach. In addition to writing, Kerry provides writer coaching, online classes, and virtual assistant services through her Author Genie business. She is active in the podcasting community and is the host of Taming the TBR. When not absorbed in creative pursuits, you’ll find her hanging out with her real-life Viking on their little piece of heaven just outside Colville, Washington.


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Redwood Writers is the largest of 22 California Writers Club branches.
Our motto: “Writers helping writers.”

Redwood Writers
P.O. Box 4687
Santa Rosa, CA 95402