Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint: Proven advice and timeless techniques for creating compelling characters by an award-winning author
Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made
This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination.
Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. With specific examples, he spells out your narrative options—the choices you'll make in creating fictional people so "real" that readers will feel they know them like members of their own families.
You'll learn how to:
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VincentDarlage - LibraryThing
I think this book is an excellent resource to have for an aspiring author. I'm keeping it on my writing desk for future reference. It was filled with a lot of useful tips and wonderful illustrations of the points Mr. Card makes. It's an actionable resource. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CharityBradford - LibraryThing
This was really helpful for me. I was able to take a new look at my characters and see where I needed to fill them out and also see that some of my characters really didn't need any more attention. This book will be helpful for creating and developing characters in any genre of writing. Read full review