Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint
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:
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MarieAlt - LibraryThing
Decent wrap of of the more technical aspects of writing: 'what it says on the tin' pretty much. Some good exercises at the end of the chapters (really, the only reason I go for "how to write" books. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kinsey_m - LibraryThing
Great handbook for anyone who loves to write. I've read many how-to-write books and many of them seems quite basic, repeating the same concepts from different perspectives, but I found this one to ... Read full review
Introducing Characters First Impressions Count
The Genuine Self What Is She Really Like?
The Motivationally Complicated Character But Im
Showing Change In Your Characters If I Knew
Protagonists In Genre Fiction From Lovers To Starship Captains
The Humorous Character All Bets Are
Talking About Emotion Dialogue and Thoughts
Emotion Suggested Using Metaphor Symbol And Sensory Details To Convey Feeling
Special Cases Of Emotion Loving Fighting and Dying
Frustration The Most Useful Emotion In Fiction
Point Of View Whose Emotions Are We Sharing?
First Person I Saw It With My Own Eyes