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Andrew Cowan is a novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia who has taught creative writing all over the world. His creative writing guidebook The Art of Writing Fiction was published in 2011. Drawing on the curriculum he created for the UEA creative writing programme, Andrew Cowan will guide you through a workshop in creating fictional characters. Through discussion and practical exercises, you will first invent two characters, then create the situation and setting where they will eventually meet.