Authors: Quick and Easy Tips to Develop Credible Characters [NOOK Book]

Overview

You may have a compelling story and an engaging style, but if your characters do not resonate with your reader or viewer, be it a novel, screenplay, or short story, your project may not come alive and be successful.

You can spend years taking courses, going to workshops, completing assignments and exercises and studying what has been written by professional writers, and that is all good, but sometimes all you need to get yourself in gear and ...

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Authors: Quick and Easy Tips to Develop Credible Characters

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Overview

You may have a compelling story and an engaging style, but if your characters do not resonate with your reader or viewer, be it a novel, screenplay, or short story, your project may not come alive and be successful.

You can spend years taking courses, going to workshops, completing assignments and exercises and studying what has been written by professional writers, and that is all good, but sometimes all you need to get yourself in gear and into the flow - or in the zone as athletes call it - is a shift in perspective.

This booklet may only be about 35-48 Kindle pages, but it can be a valuable aid in helping to bring your characters to life. After the book has been read or the movie viewed, what your reader or audience will take away with them is often a rapport or even a feeling of bonding with your characters. They may not recall all the carefully plotted twists and turns but human beings are innately interested in other people and that is typically where their attachment will be. And anything that can help you create memorable characters is a tool worth having.

So whether you are working on a novel, screenplay, short stories, or making your first attempt at writing fiction, try some of these quick and easy tips for creating credible characters.

Enjoy your writing!

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033228041
  • Publisher: Leni Matlin
  • Publication date: 4/27/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 111 KB

Meet the Author

Leni Matlin was born in NYC and attended Brooklyn College before moving to California in his twenties. For the better part of his adult life, he has worked as a musician (keyboards / vocals) and played in more bands then he can remember, while living and working in New York, the Bay area, LA, Key West, Costa Rica, Palau (Micronesia), a Caribbean cruise ship, and elsewhere.

His travels have also taken him to Thailand, Nepal, Vietnam, and India where he lived for 10 years.

Writing has now become Leni's creative focus and his works include novels, screenplays, and varied genres of short fiction. His interests range from political, social, and psychological themes to the metaphysical, spiritual and visionary. He regularly employs humor and satire to explore issues and events both contemporary and historical.

A free song and video montage of the Occupy Movement is available at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pelhdn8f7qk&feature=relmfu

and a CD of original music is at
http://www.lenimatlin.bandcamp.com

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