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Title:
Creating characters : how to build story people
Author:
Swain, Dwight V.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
195 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780898794175
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The basics and fine points of successful fictional characters: traits, relationships, motivations, emotions, humor, strong dialogue, and-above all-the ability to care. A first-class lesson in empathy and believability for all writers.


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School Library Journal Review

YA-- Young people seriously interested in creative writing will find this manual for developing fictional characters a rich source of detailed information. Students can browse through the 17 chapters, each titled and annotated, without reading the book from cover to cover. Swain talks to his readers in a conversational tone, suggesting techniques, giving examples to illuminate his points, and offering activities for sharpening character development skills. This is a book for those already committed to writing fiction and who want to think about the craft of writing.-- Joyce H. Jones, Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.