Cover of: Dynamic characters | Nancy Kress

Dynamic characters

how to create personalities that keep the reader captivated

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Published by Writer's Digest Books in Cincinnati, Ohio .
Written in English.

About the Book

In teaching writers the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep their readers spellbound, Kress utilizes dozens of excerpts from well-known fiction, along with enlightening exercises. In this guide, award-winning author Nancy Kress explores the crucial relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story.In teaching you the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep your readers spellbound, Kress utilizes:Dozens of excerpts from well-known fictionEnlightening exercises to help you build strong characters starting from the outside-inBeginning chapters that focus on the physical elements that comprise a character, providing techniques for using external qualities to reflect personalityBuilding skill upon skill, you blend these qualities with emotional and mental characterization, forming muti-dimensional characters that initiate exciting action, react to tense situations, and power the plot from beginning to end.

Edition Notes

Includes index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PN3383.C4 K74 1998

The Physical Object

264 p. ;
Number of pages

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LC Control Number
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