Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint

Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint

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by Nancy Kress
     
 

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Create Complex Characters

How do you create a main character readers won't forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a character's past into a story?

Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning

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Create Complex Characters

How do you create a main character readers won't forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a character's past into a story?

Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author Nancy Kress answers all of these questions and more! This accessible book is filled with interactive exercises and valuable advice that teaches you how to:

  • Choose and execute the best point of view for your story
  • Create three-dimensional and believable characters
  • Develop your characters' emotions
  • Create realistic love, fight, and death scenes
  • Use frustration to motivate your characters and drive your story

With dozens of excerpts from some of today's most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint provides you with the techniques you need to create characters and stories sure to linger in the hearts and minds of agents, editors, and readers long after they've finished your book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582973166
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
03/27/2005
Series:
Write Great Fiction Ser.
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
175,084
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.70(d)

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Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Tiger_Lily85 More than 1 year ago
I have read most of the books in the Write Great Fiction series. This book is a good addition to it. I found this book helpful with character development and relatively entertaining. However, it is not the best in the series by far. To be honest, the book on Dialogue helped me just as much with my character development. At times it seemed like sections were only thrown in because there was no where else they fit. She seemed to have clicked in the middle of an existing page and started typing again merely to add length. Still, overall, it was fairly entertaining and helpful. If you are only having a bit of trouble here and there with your characters or if you are looking for insight into character development, I would recommend this book. But do not expect to read it and have an epiphany.
jda62 More than 1 year ago
This book was well researched. Very easy to understand.
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This book is a wonderful resource for those wanting to develop rich characters full of complex, believable emotions. With numerous examples and handy summary guides and lists in every chapter, Kress has written an excellent resource for any writer's bookshelf.
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TheFourthMusketeer More than 1 year ago
I love all the books in this series, each of them are written very well by published authors who know the business. This book is easy to read right through or just flip to a specific section. Kress adds a bit of light humor and her examples are great too. I love it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
CHARACTERS, EMOTION & VIEWPOINT, by Nancy Kress, covers the three subjects listed in the title as well as any book I¿ve found. Well done, Nancy Kress!