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 CaptivatedUser Review - Rose Stachowicz - Goodreads
I bought this copy over a year ago and it's already battered, dirty, and full of my side notes and highlighter markings. I'm a mediocre writer, so I thought I would give this book a try. It is really ... Read full review
Review: Dynamic Characters: How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers CaptivatedUser Review - Frank Anderson - Goodreads
Dynamic Characters by Nancy Kress Nancy begins this writer's aid book with a quote by Henry James. “Character is plot.' A little further on, she notes that, “…you must believe in your characters ... Read full review