Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers Captivated

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F+W Media, Jul 15, 1998 - Reference - 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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I ending up finding this because I was looking for sequels to her Probability series. No luck there, but I found this book. It was actually very readable, and filled with examples taken from a lot of ... Read full review


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Nancy Kress is the author of over a dozen books of fiction, including Beggars in Spain, which won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. She is a regular columnist for Writer's Digest magazine, and her short fiction frequently appears in Omni magazine. She also teaches fiction-writing classes for universities and writing conferences.

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