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11th August 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


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All authors have the same ambition: to immerse readers in their story; to transport them into the world in which their characters walk.

Join best-selling author Melinda Salisbury for a masterclass dedicated to creating identifiable characters. During a practical session that includes writing exercises and plenty of opportunities to ask questions, Melinda will offer guidance on how to build character arcs and how to develop protagonists that resonate with your target audience. 

Speaker bio

Melinda Salisbury is the best-selling author of multiple YA fiction novels, including the Sin Eater's Daughter series, and her latest, Hold Back The Tide. She grew up in Coventry, and now lives on the south coast of England. She hates writing biographies as it's hard to find a happy medium between sheer arrogance and utter self-loathing, which are her two predominant states of mind.

Event details

This is an online event which will be presented using video conferencing software. Joining instructions and full guidance will be provided in advance of the event and the W&A Team will be on hand to help with any technical questions before, and throughout the event.

After presenting for one hour, Melinda will take questions for thirty minutes. You're invited to send any questions ahead of the event to Questions must be submitted by midnight 10th August, and please use the subject line 'Melinda Salisbury event question'.

Booking details

The event price is £20 (incl. VAT), with proceeds going to Book Aid International.

Please do contact us if you have any questions about attending the event by calling 0207 631 5985 or by sending an email to

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About Book Aid International

Book Aid International works in partnership with libraries in communities where books are scarce. The charity provides new books, resources and training to support environments in which reading for pleasure, study and lifelong learning can flourish. The charity’s vision is of vibrant libraries, inspired readers and empowered communities. 

Book Aid International partners with local library services and communities to provide safe, engaging spaces to access books and reading. Visit for more information.


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