JUNE 11, 2022



Craft Realistic Characters using the Nine Enneagram Personality Types
Does it sometimes feel your characters are more like video game avatars than actual people? Or have you fallen in love with a character only to find they absolutely won’t do what you want them to in Act 3?

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • How the 9 Enneagram personality types can apply to fiction.
  • How personality types alter the course of a story.
  • Which personality types are most commonly used in which genres.
  • How to visualize character arcs through the 3 Act Structure.

The Fiction Plot Map
Have you ever outlined a story in such detail, you no longer have any interest in writing it? Or have you wandered into your manuscript with no particular destination in mind only to wind up in a swamp? Enter The Fiction Plot Map, a method of planning your stories that will help you find the happy place between plotting and pantsing. A good book is both plot and character driven, and this course will not only teach you the essential components of a satisfying story, but also how to create realistic characters with believable arcs.

In this workshop you’ll discover:

  • The basics of the Three Act Structure.
  • A quick tip for putting the right character into the right story.
  • How to use character arc + story structure to plot tent-pole scenes.
  • How to use our unique tool, The Fiction Plot Map, to keep your story on track.


San Diego County Mask Guidance

Meetings will be held in the morning in Room E5 at the Marina Village Conference Center. Click to view enlarged map in a new tab. Unchanged: Meetings will be held in the morning in Room E5 at the Marina Village Conference Center. Click to view enlarged map in a new tab.

Map of Marina Village Conference Center Rooms. E5 is marked with a red star, in building 1960, near the center front near the parking lot.

Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA

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If paying by June 9th:

$25Member Registration
$30Guest Registration

If paying after June 9th:

$30Member or Guest Registration

If paying at the door:

$35Member or Guest Registration* No checks, please.
* All attendees must be over age 18.
The SoCalRW Perseverance Fund was established to help fellow members in need of short-term financial support. Members in need of assistance may apply for funds to use toward SoCalRW monthly meetings, but please note, requests must be made at least 25 days before funds are needed, but not more than 120 days in advance. We value each and every member of our SoCalRW community.

Reserve a spot at the June 11th Meeting:

Please contact the SoCalRW Meeting Coordinator (hospitality <at> SoCalRW <dot> com) if you have questions. Otherwise, simply pay by PayPal by filling out and submitting the registration form below once it opens on the First of the month.

Discount Deadline:

Online reservations and payments must be received by the deadline before the meeting, that is:

June 9th for the full discount and June 10th for the partial discount

*Failure to register by the due date will result in being charged the “at the door” rate.


Greta Boris is the USA Today Bestselling author of The Seven Deadly Murders, a psychological suspense series, The Room for Murder novella series, and The Mortician Murders coming in 2022. She hails from sunny So. Cal. where—based on her books which are all set there—things are darker than you'd expect. Her stories have been called atmospheric and un-put-down-able. To learn more, visit her at and grab a free novella while you're there.


Megan Haskell is the award-winning author of The Sanyare Chronicles, a fast-paced dark fantasy adventure featuring a kick-ass heroine, snarky carnivorous pixies, and a quest across nine faerie realms. Sanyare: The Last Descendant (Book 1) received a Readers’ Favorite Bronze Award and was a finalist in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards, and Sanyare: The Rebel Apprentice (Book 3), was named a finalist in the 2018 Book Excellence Awards.

Meeting Agenda:

9:30 Doors Open/Check-in/Welcome Chat
10:00 Business Meeting
10:30 Program
1:45 Meeting Wrap-Up
2:00 Meeting Adjourned