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Dynamic Characters: How to Create…

Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers… (edition 2004)

by Nancy Kress

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Title:Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers Captivated
Authors:Nancy Kress
Info:Writers Digest Books (2004), Paperback, 264 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:writing reference

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Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers Captivated by Nancy Kress



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Fantastic book on the art of creating a character. Kress stops at nothing to give you helpful and insightful tips on how to breathe life into your characters. Has the most complete character survey I have ever encountered. Definitely a must for any writer! ( )
  lapiccolina | Jun 23, 2017 |
a "how to" book about writing
  antiqueart | Dec 10, 2013 |
Rating: 4 of 5

Appreciated the vast array of examples.Usually books on writing are heavy on "the rules" but light on showing them in use. Not the case here. Except, in listing numerous examples - there were 100+ books referenced - Kress also gave away book details, like twists and endings. So be forewarned: while reading this book, if you see a title you haven't read, you may want to skim across that bit to avoid spoilers.

Useful advice, well-written and non-preachy. ( )
  flying_monkeys | Apr 14, 2013 |
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In Dynamic Characters, award-winning author and Writer's Digest columnist Nancy Kress explores the fundamental relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story. Kress balances her writing instruction with hands-on check-lists to help you build strong characters from the outside in. Blending physical, emotional and mental characterization, you'll learn to create characters that initiate exciting action, react to tense situations, make physical and emotional transformations, and power the plot from beginning to end.

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