Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint : Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters and Effective Viewpoints

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Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint : Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters and Effective Viewpoints

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By Nancy Kress, College at Brockport alumna and former faculty member.

"

Create Complex Characters. How do you create a main character readers won't forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a character's past into a story? Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author Nancy Kress answers all of these questions and more! This accessible book is filled with interactive exercises and valuable advice that teaches you how to: Choose and execute the best point of view for your story ; Create three-dimensional and believable characters ; Develop your characters' emotions ; Create realistic love, fight, and death scenes ; Use frustration to motivate your characters and drive your story. With dozens of excerpts from some of today's most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint provides you with the techniques you need to create characters and stories sure to linger in the hearts and minds of agents, editors, and readers long after they've finished your book."--Back cover

ISBN

9781582973166

Publication Date

2005

Publication Information

231 pages ; 23 cm.

Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, c2005.

Disciplines

Creative Writing | Fiction

Department

English

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: PN3383.C4 K76 2005

CONTENTS: ts in genre fiction : from lovers to starship captains -- The humorous character : all bets are off -- Talking about emotion : dialogue and thoughts -- Emotion suggested : using metaphor, symbol, and sensory details to convey feeling -- Special cases of emotion : loving, fighting, and dying -- Frustration : the most useful emoting in fiction -- Point of view : I saw it with my own eyes -- Third person :see Dick run -- Omniscient point of view : playing God -- Putting it all together : the fourth persona.