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Characters and Viewpoint
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Writers Digest Books
Publication date August 1, 1988
Pages 182
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780898793079
ISBN-10 0898793076
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $15.99
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Summary
Describes the different kinds of functions characters fulfill in a story, discusses motive, stereotypes, models, minor characters, comedy, and transformation
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made. This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your memory, your imagination and your soul.Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. With specific examples, he spells out your narrative options-the choices you'll make in creating fictional people so "real" that readers will feel they know them like members of their own families. You'll learn how to:draw the characters from a variety of sources, including a story's basic idea, real life-even a character's social circumstancesmake characters show who they are by the things they do and say, and by their individu

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from Writers Digest Books (August 1, 1988)
9780898793079 | details & prices | 182 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Describes the different kinds of functions characters fulfill in a story, discusses motive, stereotypes, models, minor characters, comedy, and transformation
Paperback
Book cover for 9780898799279 Book cover for 9781599632124
 
Revised edition from Writers Digest Books (January 18, 2011); titled "Characters & Viewpoint: Proven Advice and Timeless Techniques for Creating Compelling Characters by an Award-winning Author"
9781599632124 | details & prices | 231 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be madeThis book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs.
from Writers Digest Books (April 1, 1999)
9780898799279 | details & prices | 182 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Describes the function of characters in a story, discusses motive, stereotypes, models, minor characters, comedy, and transformation

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