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Characters & Viewpoint

Author: Orson Scott Card

ISBN: 9781599632124 | Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Release Date: 2011-01-18 00:00:00

Availability: In stock


Product Description

Vivid and memorable characters aren't "born" they have to be "made"

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 sourcesMake 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 hateDistinguish among major characters, minor characters and walk-ons, and develop each appropriatelyChoose the most effective viewpoint to reveal the characters and move the storytellingDecide how deeply you should explore your characters' thoughts, emotions, and attitudes

Additional Information

ISBN 9781599632124
Author Orson Scott Card
UPC 1599632128
Binding / Format Paperback
Publisher Writer's Digest Books
Language English
Release Date Jan 18, 2011
Aditional Formats No
Additional Book Covers No

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