Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint: Proven advice and timeless techniques for creating compelling characters by an award-winning author

Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint: Proven advice and timeless techniques for creating compelling characters by an award-winning author

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by Orson Scott Card
     
 

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This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers, and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank, and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination.

Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing, and presenting characters, plus handling viewpoint in novels and short

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This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers, and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank, and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination.

Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing, and presenting characters, plus handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. With specific examples, he spells out your narrative options-the choices you'll make in creating fictional people so "real" that readers will feel they know them like members of their own families.

You'll learn how to:

Draw characters from a variety of sources

Make characters show who they are by the things they do and say, and by their individual "style"

Develop characters readers will love-or love to hate

Distinguish among major characters, minor characters, and walk-ons, and develop each appropriately

Choose the most effective viewpoint to reveal the characters and move the storytelling

Decide how deeply you should explore your characters' thoughts, emotions, and attitudes

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599632124
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
01/18/2011
Series:
Elements of Fiction Writing Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
124,550
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 5.98(h) x 0.66(d)

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Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint: Proven advice and timeless techniques for creating compelling characters by an award-winning aut 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
catburglar More than 1 year ago
Well-written by a great science fiction writer. Very useful for other science fiction writers.
TheWriteWarrior More than 1 year ago
A very good text for Character Development, from an experienced fiction writer. Great for the beginner, or accomplished writer reviewing the basics. It covers what is necessary for good fictional novel writing.
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meimsx More than 1 year ago
Best+source+of+info+short+of+a+teacher+and+textbook.
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wkl More than 1 year ago
An easy reading book. It's full of great material. I read it twice.