- ISBN: 9781782791638
- ISBN: 1782791639
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
- Publisher: Lanham : John Hunt Publishing, 2014.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Preface: The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys ... ; Chapter 1: Why are characters so important?; Chapter 2: The character questionnaire; Chapter 3: Walk-on parts and minor players; Chapter 4: Character actors and major stars; Chapter 5: What can we steal? Using real people; Chapter 6: What can we steal? Types, archetypes and stereotypes; Chapter 7: What can we steal? Birth signs and bumps; Chapter 8: What can we steal? Learning from psychologists and psychopaths; Chapter 9: Introducing a character.
Chapter 10: Character in action -- why showing is better than tellingChapter 11: What makes him tick? Character motivation; Chapter 12: Making your characters talk; Chapter 13: What does your character think (and how does she think it?); Chapter 14: Who's telling the story? Point-of-view and voice; Chapter 15: Your character and their world; Chapter 16: A rose by any other name; Chapter 17: The villain of the piece; Postscript; Bibliography.
|Summary, etc.:|| This book answers the question, ""How do we go about inventing great characters that our readers will care about, root for, love, hate or fear?""
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.
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