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University of Oklahoma Press

Creating Characters: How to Build Story People

Creating Characters: How to Build Story People

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A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional characters

Vibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel or finish watching a movie. In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along.

"The core of character," he says in chapter 1, "lies in each individual story person's ability to care about something; to feel implicitly or explicitly, that something is important." Building on that foundation--the capacity to care--Swain takes the would-be writer step-by-step through the fundamentals of finding and developing "characters who turn you on." This basic but thought-provoking how-to is a valuable tool for both the novice and the seasoned writer.

Author: Dwight V. Swain
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Published: 03/30/2018
Pages: 206
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.69lbs
Size: 8.97h x 6.02w x 0.59d
ISBN: 9780806139180

About the Author
Swain, Dwight V.: - Dwight V. Swain spent a lifetime writing newspaper and magazine articles, pulp fiction, and screenplays. For more than twenty years he taught in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Oklahoma. His popular books, Techniques of the Selling Writer and Creating Characters: How to Build Story People are published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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