Creating Characters: How to Build Story People (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 11067846

A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional characters

Vibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel or finish watching a movie. InCreating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along.

“The core of character,” he says in chapter 1, “lies in each individual story person’s ability to care about something; to feel implicitly or explicitly, that something is important.” Building on that foundation—the capacity to care—Swain takes the would-be writer step-by-step through the fundamentals of finding and developing “characters who turn you on.” This basic but thought-provoking how-to is a valuable tool for both the novice and the seasoned writer.

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ISBN 9780806139180
Genre REFERENCE / Writing Skills
Format Paperback
Pages 195
Publisher Date 2008-02-28 00:00:00.0
Publisher Univ of Oklahoma Pr
Copyright Year 2008
Height 8.75 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.7 lb
Language English
Subtitle How to Build Story People
Audience General/trade
Authors Swain, Dwight V.
Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
Country of Origin United States

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