Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint

Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint

by Nancy Kress
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Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress

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 Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 84,565
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Nancy Kress (1948) is an American science fiction author. She is known for writing hard science fiction often involving genetic engineering. Kress first gained attention after winning the Hugo and Nebula awards for the 1991 novella Beggars in Spain which was later expanded into a full length novel. She would go on to win Nebula Awards for Best Novella for Fountain of Age, After the Fall, and Yesterday’s Kin.

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Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 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.
catburglar More than 1 year ago
An excellent textbook in characterization. Many useful exercises.
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!