Creating Characters : A Writer's Reference To The Personality Traits That Bring Fictional People To Life (Paperback)

Author: Lauther, Howard

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A frequent problem area for fiction writers is characterization. If writers jump headlong into a story with only a fuzzy notion about the people who are in it, the result is a collection of characters who are clichd, stereotypical and not very interesting. Creating Characters is an easy to use reference work that looks at character development from many different angles. The book does not tell writers how to write. Instead, it generates a thought process by asking crucial questions about characters internal and external traits, wants, needs, likes, dislikes, fears, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, habits and backgrounds. Following these questions, the writer will find an ever deeper and wider array of options. Thus, Creating Characters helps writers delve as deeply into a characters psychology as they want. All characters, and the stories they people, can be made richer and more compelling.


Publisher McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Mfg Part# 9780786420315
SKU 39752741
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786420316
Release Date 4/16/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 0.75T
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0250
Publisher McFarland & Company
$38.00 + $2.98 shipping
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