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Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters and Effective Viewpoints (Write Great Fiction)
by Nancy Kress
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PublisherWriters Digest Books
Release Date2005-03-15 (added to CC 8 Jan 2010)
Amazon Sales Rank11,263
The indispensable Write Great Fiction series continues with an in-depth look at three of the most important tools in the writer's craft: character, emotion and viewpoint. With the tips and techniques in this book, readers will learn how to:

-Create compelling characters that readers believe in -Write scenes that deliver an unforgettable emotional impact -Distinguish among the many different kinds of viewpoint, and choose the one which is right for their story

Each chapter is filled with examples drawn from the work of successful writers and action-and- results exercises that help readers take their lessons to the keyboard.


Member Reviews
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(21 Mar 2014)
This series is excellent, but of the three I've read so far, this was the least helpful. Possibly only because I was already more familiar with the topic than the other two. Possibly because it didn't write my characters for me, which would be really helpful. But it was a good book, and I will be using the techniques mentioned in it to make sure my characters are doing what they are supposed to be doing.
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(6 Mar 2011)
I personally am recomending this to EVERY writer that I know. This is one of those reference books that everyone needs to have on their shelves. I learned so much from just this book that I immediately went out to buy the rest of the Write great fiction series. From this book you will learn one of the MOST important things about writing and that is; Show not Tell.
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