Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint

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Author: Nancy Kress

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Create Complex Characters How do you create a main character readers won't forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a character's past into a story? Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author Nancy Kress answers all of these questions and more! This accessible book is filled with interactive exercises and valuable advice that teaches you how to: Choose and execute the best point of view for your story Create three-dimensional and believable characters Develop your characters' emotions Create realistic love, fight, and death scenes Use frustration to motivate your characters and drive your story With dozens of excerpts from some of today's most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint provides you with the techniques you need to create characters and stories sure to linger in the hearts and minds of agents, editors, and readers long after they've finished your book.

Write Great Fiction - Dialogue

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Author: Gloria Kempton

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Craft Compelling Dialogue When should your character talk, what should (or shouldn't) he say, and when should he say it? How do you know when dialogue--or the lack thereof--is dragging down your scene? How do you fix a character who speaks without the laconic wit of the Terminator? Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by successful author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to all of these questions and more! It's packed with innovative exercises and instruction designed to teach you how to: Create dialogue that drives the story Weave dialogue with narrative and action Write dialogue that fits specific genres Avoid the common pitfalls of writing dialogue Make dialogue unique for each character Along with dozens of dialogue excerpts from today's most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: Dialogue gives you the edge you need to make your story stand out from the rest.

The Write Great Fiction Collection Bundle

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Author: James Scott Bell,Nancy Kress,Gloria Kempton

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599631868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1216

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SPECIAL SHRINKWRAPPED BUNDLE! The tools you need to take your fiction to the next level are all right here with the Writer's Digest Write Great Fiction Collection. From creating irresistible plots and rich characters, to crafting engaging dialogue and authentic settings, to techniques to help you polish your manuscript off before submitting it for publication, you'll have your bases covered with this series of five books each devoted to a specific aspect of the craft of fiction writing. Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell shows you how to develop a believable and engaging plot that keeps readers enchanted from beginning to end. Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress delivers proven methods for creating characters readers will believe in with scenes that deliver emotional impact. Dialogue by Gloria Kempton offers advice on writing dialogue that sizzles regardless of genre, ways to fix common problems and more. Description & Setting by Ron Rozelle helps you master the important, but often-overlooked subject of your story's setting and how it's described. Revision & Self-Editing by James Scott Bell gives you tips on how to successfully develop first drafts into a final draft as well as techniques that improve your chance of publication. Take your work from good to great with the Write Great Fiction Collection!

Dynamic Characters

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Author: Nancy Kress

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582973197

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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A truly unforgettable story is defined by its characters. Their motivations, their changes, their actions compel us to read on, anxiously trying to discern what will happen next. In Dynamic Characters, award-winning author and Writer's Digest columnist Nancy Kress explores the fundamental relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story. Kress balances her writing instruction with hands-on checklists to help you build strong characters from the outside in. Blending physical, emotional and mental characterization, you'll learn to create characters that initiate exciting action, react to tense situations, make physical and emotional transformations, and power the plot from beginning to end.

On Writing

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Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 1430

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Crafting Novels & Short Stories

The Complete Guide to Writing Great Fiction

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Author: Editors of Writer's Digest

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599635712

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 9830

Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike! Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more. This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Hallie Ephron, N.M. Kelby, Heather Sellers, and Donald Maass, plus a foreword by James Scott Bell. You'll learn invaluable skills for mastering every area of the craft: Define and refine your characters. Make your plot and conflict high-energy and intense. Hone your story's point of view. Create a rich setting and backstory. Craft dialogue that rings true. Select the right words and descriptions throughout your story. Revise your story to perfection. Throughout you'll find supplemental sections that cover special topics like getting started, beating writer's block, researching your work, and getting published. They'll help you integrate your skills into a balanced, productive, and fulfilling career. Whether you're writing flash fiction, a short story, a novel, or an epic trilogy, you'll come away with the tools you need for strong and effective storytelling.

Write Great Fiction - Description & Setting

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Author: Ron Rozelle

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Build a Believable World How essential is setting to a story? How much description is too much? In what ways do details and setting tie into plot and character development? How can you use setting and description to add depth to your story? You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting by author and instructor Ron Rozelle. This nuts-and-bolts guide - complete with practical exercises at the end of each chapter - gives you all the tips and techniques you need to: Establish a realistic sense of time and place Use description and setting to drive your story Craft effective description and setting for different genres Skillfully master showing vs. telling With dozens of excerpts from some of today's most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting gives you all the information you need to create a sharp and believable world of people, places, events, and actions.

Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing

A Novelist Looks at His Craft

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Author: David Morrell

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582972701

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

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The best-selling novelist provides an insider's glimpse of the art of writing that traces the diverse steps in the process of creating a novel or story, from initial idea, through the research process, to the finished product, and offers helpful advice on how to get published, the business of writing, and more. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Creating Character Emotions

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Author: Ann Hood

Publisher: Story Press

ISBN: 9781884910333

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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In this unique book, Ann Hood will help you find fresh, creative images, words and gestures to evoke feelings in your fiction. In 36 "mini-lessons," Hood sheds new light on love, hate, fear, grief, guilt, hope, jealousy and other major emotions. Each lesson offers instruction on rendering that particular sentiment; "good" and "bad" examples illustrating how writers have succeeded and where others have gone wrong; and imaginative exercises for putting the feeling into words.

Characters & Viewpoint

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Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 182

View: 5729

Describes the different kinds of functions characters fulfill in a story, discusses motive, stereotypes, models, minor characters, comedy, and transformation

Finding Your Writer's Voice

A Guide to Creative Fiction

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Author: Thaisa Frank,Dorothy Wall

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250093406

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 6941

An illuminating guide to finding one's most powerful writing tool, Finding Your Writer's Voice helps writers learn to hear the voices that are uniquely their own. Mixing creative inspiration with practical advice about craft, the book includes chapters on: Accessing raw voice Listening to voices of childhood, public and private voices, and colloquial voices Working in first and third person: discovering a narrative persona Using voice to create characters Shaping one's voice into the form of a story Reigniting the energy of voice during revision

Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy

A 60-Minute Masterclass

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Author: Liesel Schwarz

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 1783560460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 50

View: 540

Science fiction and fantasy – or speculative fiction – is the literary success story of the 21st century. The genre has never been so popular and the worlds of film and TV are dominated by adaptations of SF masterworks, from the epic fantasy ‘Game Of Thrones’ through to the dramatic dystopia of ‘The Hunger Games’. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ by award-winning steampunk novelist Liesel Schwarz, is a masterclass on the vital components of writing great speculative fiction. From building credible worlds and engaging characters to devising compelling plots, it will give you the confidence to unleash your stories. With additional, practical advice on how to pitch and present to agents, publishers and readers, it will lead you into the limitless world of SFF. All in an hour. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ covers: + Research: The devil lies in the details + World building + The ingredients of SFF: plot, character and narrative + Manuscript wrangling for beginners + Publication pitfalls + The writer’s life 60-Minute Masterclasses are expert ebooks that help you do more with your creative writing, journalism and entrepreneurship. Locking on to the stuff that you actually need to know, each title is a precise, practical pointer on the matters that matter most.

Everyday Use

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Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813520766

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

View: 6248

Presents the text of Alice Walker's story "Everyday Use"; contains background essays that provide insight into the story; and features a selection of critical response. Includes a chronology and an interview with the author.

Fiction Writing Master Class

Emulating the Work of Great Novelists to Master the Fundamentals of Craft

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Author: William Cane

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599639161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 6003

Want to find your voice? Learn from the best! In your development as a writer, you've likely been told to develop your own unique writing style, as if it were as simple as pulling it out of thin air. But finding your voice isn't easy--it requires time, practice, and a thorough understanding of how great fiction is written. Fiction Writing Master Class analyzes the writing styles of twenty-one superior novelists including Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, Franz Kafka, Flannery O'Connor, Ray Bradbury, and many others. This fascinating and insightful guide mines the writing secrets of these exceptional authors and shows you how to use them to develop a writing style that stands out in a crowd. You'll discover how to: Create characters as memorable as Herman Melville's Captain Ahab Master point of view with techniques from Fyodor Dostoevsky Pick up the pace by keeping your sentences lean like Ernest Hemingway Incorporate sensual details like James Bond creator Ian Fleming Add suspense to your story by following the lead of horror master Stephen King And that's not all, Fiction Writing Master Class is your key to understanding and implementing the proven techniques of history's greatest authors, taking your writing to a whole new level of excellence in the process.

Creating Extraordinary Characters

A Simple, Practical Approach to Creating Unforgettable Characters

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Author: Angela Hunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615841182

Category:

Page: 44

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Scarlett O'Hara, Anne Shirley, Wilbur the pig, Katniss Everdeen. Why do we love these characters? Why do we remember them long after we've forgotten the details of their stories? In this second book in the Writing Lessons from the Front series, Angela Hunt explains how you can create unforgettable characters that will bring your fiction to life. These lessons, Hunt says, "are brief for a reason-I don't want you to spend most of your time reading how-to books. I will give you what you need so you can put what you've learned into practice. That's the best way to improve." Enjoy this writing lesson for a fraction of the cost of attending one of Angela's writing classes--your writing will never be the same.

The Emotion Thesaurus

A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

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Author: Angela Ackerman,Becca Puglisi

Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform

ISBN: 9781475004953

Category: Reference

Page: 172

View: 3319

"One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying emotion to the reader in a unique, compelling way. When showing our characters' feelings, we often grab onto the first idea that comes to mind, and our characters end up smiling, shrugging, nodding, and frowning far too much. Need some inspiration to get you beyond the basics? Inside The Emotion Thesaurus, you'll find: 75 emotion entires that list body language, thoughts, and visceral responses for each, a breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome them, body language and action cues that address both acute and suppressed forms of emotion, suggestions for each emotion that cover a range of intensity, from mild to extreme, 75 description tips on emotion, dialogue, characters, and setting."--

Everything, Everything

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Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448197082

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7288

Everything, Everything is now a major motion picture starring Amanda Stenberg from The Hunger Games and Love Simon's Nick Robinson. A #1 New York Times Bestseller! 'Loved this book!'- Zoella Maddy is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her. But then Olly moves in next door. And just like that, Maddy realizes there's more to life than just being alive. You only get one chance at first love. And Maddy is ready to risk everything, everything to see where it leads. 'Powerful, lovely, heart-wrenching, and so absorbing I devoured it in one sitting' – Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places And don't miss Nicola Yoon's #1 New York Times bestseller The Sun Is Also a Star, in which two teens are brought together just when the universe is sending them in opposite directions.

Creating Characters

The Complete Guide to Populating Your Fiction

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Author: Writer's Digest Books Editors

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599638768

Category: Reference

Page: 341

View: 1411

"Populating your fiction with authentic, vivid characters is a surefire way to captivate your readers from the first sentence to the last. Whether you're writing a series, novel, short story, or flash fiction, Creating Characters is an invaluable guide to bringing your fictional cast to life"--Publisher.