Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Writing the Bad Guys: 5 Ways to Effectively Write Antagonists

Join us Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. CDT as we welcome author Susie Finkbeiner, presenting “Writing the Bad Guys: 5 Ways to Effectively Write Antagonists.” 

The meeting will be held at the usual Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, while Finkbeiner joins us through the marvel of Skype from the Grand Rapids, MI area.

“There’s just something about reading a book with an antagonist you love to hate. But how do we write these villains in our own stories?” Finkbeiner will share five ways to effectively write antagonists, without ending up with stereotypes or cardboard cutouts.

She is the author of the CBA bestselling Pearl Spence Trilogy - “A Cup of Dust: A Novel of The Dust Bowl” (2015), “A Trail of Crumbs: A Novel of The Great Depression” (2017), and “A Song of Home: A Novel of The Swing Era” (2017). “A Trail of Crumbs” is currently on the Inspy Awards shortlist in the General Fiction category – with winners scheduled to be announced in just a few weeks. Her Vietnam Era novel will release in 2019 with Revell. She is also the author of “My Mother’s Chamomile” and “Paint Chips.”

When not writing, she is on the Planning Committee for the Breathe Christian Writers Conference serving as the Online Communications Coordinator. She loves to sing, paint, drink coffee, and is an avid reader.

Finkbeiner is a wife, mother, and novelist doing her best to live the story in West Michigan. Follow along with her at:, on Facebook:, or on Twitter:

Although not mandatory, it is helpful for planning purposes to reserve your spot by emailing your name and telephone to:
Subject line: July 2018 or Susie Finkbeiner.

As is usual, the meeting will be followed by a pay-your-way lunch for further fellowship and fun at a nearby restaurant.

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