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    DescriptionA frequent problem area for fiction writers is characterization. If writers jump headlong into a story with only a fuzzy notion about the people who are in it, the result is a collection of characters who are cliched, stereotypical and not very interesting. Creating Characters is an easy to use reference work that looks at character development from many different angles. The book does not tell writers how to write. Instead, it generates a thought process by asking crucial questions about characters' internal and external traits, wants, needs, likes, dislikes, fears, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, habits and backgrounds. Following these questions, the writer will find an ever deeper and wider array of options. Thus, Creating Characters helps writers delve as deeply into a character's psychology as they want. All characters, and the stories they people, can be made richer and more compelling.


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    Title
    Creating Characters
    Subtitle
    A Writer's Reference to the Personality Traits That Bring Fictional People to Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Howard Lauther
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786420315
    ISBN 10: 0786420316
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    Libri: I-RB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24870
    BISAC V2.8: LAN014000
    BIC subject category V2: CBV
    BISAC V2.8: REF026000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A23250000
    BISAC V2.8: LAN005000
    DC22: 808.3'97
    LC classification: PN3383 C4 L37 2004
    DC22: 808.397
    Thema V1.0: CBV
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    30 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC