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Description - Dynamic Characters by Nancy Kress

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 writers the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep their readers spellbound, Kress utilizes: Dozens of excerpts from well-known fiction; Enlightening exercises to help writers build strong characters starting from the outside-in; Beginning chapters that focus on the physical elements that comprise a character, providing techniques for using external qualities to reflect personality; Building skill upon skill, writers blend these qualities with emotional and mental characterization, forming multi-dimensional characters that initiate exciting action, react to tense situations, and power the plot from beginning to end.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781582973197
ISBN-10: 1582973199
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Writer's Digest Books
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is the author of a number of books of fiction, which have won many awards.

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