Books tagged: characterization

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Having Relationships With Characters on the Road to Great Fiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(Shhh! A Secret of Great Writing) An article originally published in the SFWA Bulletin on fascinating statistical correlations found between the amount of interpersonal relationships in "well regarded" vs. "ordinary" SF/F stories. In addition to the article are supplemental materials, including much that wasn't published because of space limitations.
How to Handle Characters
Series: A Writer's Guide. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book covers the elements needed to portray well-rounded, dynamic characters who are ripe to change and grow during the course of your story. Topics covered include points of view, main characters, secondary characters, protagonists, antagonists, window characters, and foil characters as well as how to choose character goals and decide on character traits.
Finding Your Sense of Place (The Writing Life Series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Use setting and description to bring your characters to life and increase the emotional impact of your stories! Setting is about much more than providing a few scene-setting details and moving on. Discover why the descriptions that seem to get in the way of your stories are actually the most powerful tools you have to bring characters to life and make readers care about their stories.
Make Every Word Count
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,140. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
From the author of Beyond Style: Mastering the Finer Points of Writing, Gary Provost's Make Every Word Count is a guide to assist writers of both fiction and nonfiction. Topics include: style, use of jargon, avoiding cliches, tone, intention, characterization, credibility, description, dialogue, viewpoints, and many more.
Million Dollar Outlines
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight). In this book, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel.
Building Bridges: Communicating Bible Truths through Drama
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,830. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / Leadership
Drama is a ministry that can involve many people in a church congregation. This book discusses stagecraft, dramaturgy, and how to use drama in the church, using as its foundation, the command of Christ to love God with all our hearts, bodies, souls, and minds, and our neighbors as ourselves.
Naked Writing: The No Frills Way to Write Your Book
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,650. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Naked Writing: The No Frills Way to write your book presents the basics of writing - and finishing - a novel, with chapters dealing with market, characterization, motivation, micro & macro settings, dialogue, plotting, polishing & editing, all in a straightforward, no mystique manner. The information is based on Ms. O'Connell's years of experience teaching creative writing online and in class.
The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,960. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The Positive Trait Thesaurus is brimming with ideas to help authors develop one-of-a-kind, dynamic characters that readers will love. Extensively indexed, it contains a large selection of positive attributes to choose from when building a personality profile. With entries written in a user-friendly list format, this brainstorming resource is perfect for any character creation project.
The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book is a flaw-centric exploration of your character's arc, motivation, emotional wounds, and basic needs. Its vast collection of flaws will help writers to explore the possible causes, attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, and related emotions behind their characters’ weaknesses so they can be written effectively and realistically. Downloadable tools for character building are included.
How To Diagnose Your Character: Using Psychology To Create an In-Depth Character
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,720. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Creating characters requires that writers master the principles of human behavior. We accomplish this by understanding how people react, change, and make decisions. In essence, we must learn to diagnose our characters just as psychologists diagnose people. In this book, you will gain the knowledge and valuable exercises to create in-depth characters that will withstand the scrutiny of critics.