Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint

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Writer's Digest Books, Mar 15, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 231 pages
54 Reviews
Create Complex Characters

How do you create a main character readers won't forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a character's past into a story?

Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author Nancy Kress answers all of these questions and more! This accessible book is filled with interactive exercises and valuable advice that teaches you how to:

  • Choose and execute the best point of view for your story
  • Create three-dimensional and believable characters
  • Develop your characters' emotions
  • Create realistic love, fight, and death scenes
  • Use frustration to motivate your characters and drive your story
With dozens of excerpts from some of today's most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint provides you with the techniques you need to create characters and stories sure to linger in the hearts and minds of agents, editors, and readers long after they've finished your book.

  

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A good book that was easy to read. - Goodreads
Very good on helping to get good characterization. - Goodreads
Great book about writing. - Goodreads
Interesting insights but most of it I know already. - Goodreads
Excellent reference book for fiction writers. - Goodreads
It really gave me some awesome pointers. - Goodreads

Review: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters and Effective Viewpoints (Write Great Fiction)

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3.5. Helpful. Contains a few very good insights. The exercises are certain to make characters more dynamic and believable. Read full review

Review: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters and Effective Viewpoints (Write Great Fiction)

User Review  - Jenna - Goodreads

Out of the entire write Great Fiction series, this may be my favorite. Nancy Kress reviews basic components of putting together a good story and gives great tips on not only creating three-dimensional ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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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