Dynamic characters: how to create personalities that keep the reader captivated

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Writer's Digest Books, Jul 15, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
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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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User Review  - David Stephens - Goodreads

In Dynamic Characters, Nancy Kress, best known for writing science fiction stories, systematically goes through the process of creating compelling and realistic characters. She breaks the book down ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bob Conder - Goodreads

Very interesting in the insight it gives one in the creation of characters. Reading this book for a class I discovered an immense knowledge as to who my characters are. I strongly suggest this book for anyone who is a writer or wants to understand the writing process. Read full review


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DAVID BRIN has written or contributed to a dozen works of fiction and science fiction, has a Ph.D in astrophysics, and has been a professor and a NASA consultant.NANCY KRESS is the author of fourteen books of fantasy and science fiction, including both novels and short-story collections.

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