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"Characters & Viewpoint"
Orson Scott Card
Writers Digest Books
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PART I: INVENTING CHARACTERS
1. What is Character?
2. What Makes a Good Fictional Character?
3. Where Do Characters Come From?
4. Making Decisions
PART II: CONSTRUCTING CHARACTERS
5. What Kind of Story Are You Telling?
6. The Heirarchy
7. How to Raise the Emotional Stakes
8. What Should We Feel About the Characters?
9. The Hero and the Common Man
10. The Comic Character: Controlled Disbelief
11. The Serious Character: Make Us Believe
PART III: PERFORMING CHARACTERS
14. Presentation vs. Representation
15. Dramatic vs. Narrative
16. First-Person Narrative
17. Third Person
18. A Private Population Explosion
SYNOPSIS: This instructional book is a great start for beginning writers. You will learn how to make your characters human by giving them faults and motivations. What happened in their past to make them what they are today? Learn how to do character interviews to shape and mold your characters into sympathetic hero/heroines. You will also learn the importance of secondary characters, and how to develop them into their appropriate roles. Create characters your readers will identify with and love.
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