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Author Carrie Mesrobian (left) leads Red Wing teen writers through character development exercises at the public library Monday night, as Megan Seeland, library youth services director, listens. (Republican Eagle photo by Amanda Greenwood)

Award-winning author teaches teens

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Author Carrie Mesrobian of Minneapolis visited the Red Wing Public Library Monday night, encouraging teen writers to develop non-stereotypical characters.


She led those attending through several writing exercises to spark creative story-telling.

The first exercise included listing the typical characteristics of heroes and villains already found in popular series, such as "The Hunger Games," “Harry Potter,” “Twilight” and “Divergent.”

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