Dynamic Characters (Google eBook)

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Writer's Digest Books, Jun 1, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
16 Reviews
Dynamic Characters

A truly unforgettable story is defined by its characters. Their motivations, their changes, their actions compel us to read on, anxiously trying to discern what will happen next.

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 checklists 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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Review: Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers Captivated

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

Review: Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers Captivated

User Review  - Dean Sault - Goodreads

I read this book when I started converting some of my old manuscripts for public release. Overall, it is a pretty basic guide to character development...which was exactly what I needed at that time ... Read full review

Contents

introduction
1
chapter seven
17
chapter
19
chapter four
35
chapter
54
WHEN LESS IS MORE
66
part
79
chapter eleven
99
chapter thirteen
122
chapter fifteen
139
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About the author (2004)

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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