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Creating Characters: How to Build Story…

Creating Characters: How to Build Story People

by Dwight V. Swain

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This is a book of technique mainly for those just beginning to write. It's full of practical advice for those who would like to make their stories more believable, the players and the stories themselves less flat. The tone is conversational, but the advice moves beyond common sense and simplistic motivational segments found in some other similar books. How to create and flesh out a character concept is covered, but there is also explanation of how to implement character as well, so that the image inside your mind can come alive to the reader through effective dialog and personal development through the plot line. A valuable tool when used for the intended audience of beginners and those writing alone, but it will be of less value to anyone who has had the fortune/misfortune of having work criticized by other writers who use these techniques themselves.
  caffron | May 18, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0898796628, Paperback)

The basics and fine points of successful fictional characters: traits, relationships, motivations, emotions, humor, strong dialog, and -- above all -- the ability to care. A first-class lesson in empathy and believability for all writers.

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Provides advice on how to create a character and establish the character's credibility. Includes answers to writing questions such as "How can I make my characters marketable?"

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