Dynamic Characters

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Writer's Digest Books, Jun 1, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
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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 Captivated

User 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 Captivated

User 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

Contents

introduction
1
chapter seven
17
chapter
19
chapter four
35
chapter
54
WHEN LESS IS MORE
66
part
79
chapter eleven
99
chapter thirteen
122
chapter fifteen
139
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About the author (2004)

Nancy Kress is an author who won Best Novella at the Nebula Awards 2014 for her title Yesterday's Kin.

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