I’ve missed a couple of meetings of the Writer’s Connection at the Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek, Arizona. This month’s speaker made up for that.
Chris Benguhe, former celebrity reporter, now inspirational author and speaker, creative writing instructor, ghostwriter and Catholic Sun columnist grew up in Phoenix and attended ASU first as a medical student and later as a journalism student. He has followed where life has sent him and the first job he was offered after college was for The National Enquirer which took him to the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles for ten years. He has some amazing stories to tell.
Chris has numerous books and has also written for People Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post and the Catholic Sun. He taught through the Virginia G. Piper Creative Writing program at ASU. He is now a creative writing coach, speaker and columnist. Learn more about Chris here.
The workshop was on character development and his approach is unique and inspiring. He taught us
how to use people we know and even our own experiences to develop characters which lead to the
development of plot. He says all writing is basically psychoanalysis of life.
He also used the basics of journalism to ask questions about each character:
Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.
Although Chris lives in Phoenix he travels the country giving motivational talks and
working with writers. Remember his name and if you get a chance make sure and hear him speak.
Chris is also involved in The Writing Your Life Project which he discusses here.