Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity

Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity

by Karen S. Wiesner


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Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity by Karen S. Wiesner

Craft a Story That Towers Above the Rest

You know it when you read it: In page after page and scene after scene, a truly engrossing novel has qualities that set it apart. Authentic characters, a well-rounded plot, and immersive settings work in harmony to create a three-dimensional experience—one you can practically step inside and explore.

But while you can recognize this work when you read it, writing it can be much more challenging. Bring Your Fiction to Life teaches you how to build a solid narrative structure and layer in lush, textured scenes to create a story that rings true. You'll learn how to:

  • Master the three-dimensional aspects of characters, plots, and settings using detailed sketches that define the past, present, and future aspects of each element.
  • Develop complex opening, resolution, and bridge scenes that expertly lead readers through your fictional world.
  • Construct and analyze an outline for your manuscript, using tools and techniques to analyze scenes that lack dimensionality.
  • Brainstorm, research, and draft efficiently and effectively, and juggle multiple projects with ease.
Packed with story-development charts, worksheets, and checklists, Bring Your Fiction to Life shows you how to craft a vivid story world that readers will instantly recognize as remarkable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440349829
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 06/23/2017
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 776,771
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite Are you writing a book? Do you need help creating relatable characters that pop off the page? Bring Your Fiction To Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories With Depth and Complexity by Karen S. Wiesner is a fantastic book on how to skillfully create realistic characters and a deep, meaningful story structure. Learn how to build and analyze a comprehensive outline for your book using worksheets. You will develop a story by learning who, what, when, why, and where through the eyes of your characters. As you create the layers of your story using the author's unique formula, you will find that you have constructed strong plots, characters, and settings, just by using the detailed sketches that help you understand your character's past, present, and future. Compare your outline and sketches to the worksheets provided and quickly identify any issues before they complicate your writing. Are you ready to write an elaborate story with fascinating characters? Bring Your Fiction To Life by Karen S. Wiesner is a brilliant how-to book on writing a novel. The author starts by presenting the reader with the fundamentals of creating three-dimensional characters using her profound PPF system. Then, she takes them through the processes, step-by-step, in a comfortable narrative style. By the time the reader has completed the exercises, they have a comprehensive knowledge of what makes a good fiction story. I am in the process of writing a novel, so I decided to try applying the techniques presented in the book. I downloaded some of the worksheets and implemented the strategies and tools the author teaches. I was impressed with her thoroughness. After reading this book, I am better able to see areas that would cause trouble in my story and promptly correct them. I also have an excellent understanding of my characters now; something I wasn't aware I was struggling with until reading this book. An excellent source of information and writing tools, and a superb how-to book. I would recommend it to novice and seasoned writers alike.