Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made. abreak;abreak;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 memory, your imagination and your soul. abreak;abreak;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 optionsathe choices you'll make in creating fictional people so qrealq that readers will feel they know them like members of their own families. abreak;abreak;You'll learn how to: abreak; draw the characters from a variety of sources, including a story's basic idea, real lifeaeven a character's social circumstancesabreak; make characters show who they are by the things they do and say, and by their individual qstyleqabreak; develop characters readers will loveaor love to hateabreak; distinguish among major characters, minor characters and walk-ons, and develop each one appropriatelyabreak; choose the most effective viewpoint to reveal the characters and move the storytellingabreak; decide how deeply you should explore your characters' thoughts, emotions and attitudesVivid and memorable characters arena#39;t born: they have to be made. aamp;break;aamp;break;This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs.
|Title||:||Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint|
|Author||:||Orson Scott Card|
|Publisher||:||Writer's Digest Books - 1999-03-15|