3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Enjoyable, Informative, Analytical.,
This review is from: Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters and Effective Viewpoints (Paperback)
I found this book very helpful, not only in how to develop good and strong characters and what potential pitfalls to avoid, but also in understanding the somewhat complex notion of viewpoints and the advantages and disadvantages of 1st and 3rd person perspectives.
Nancy Kress uses a huge wealth and variety of novels, including quotations with subsequent analysis, to illustrate the points she is trying to make. Through this she very effectively and clearly demonstrates what she means and for me was easy to understand.
Finally the writing style of this book is very down to earth. Often times I found myself laughing and chuckling at the light humour included, which is appreciated and made the whole book an enjoyable read from cover to cover. As my university tutor once told me, if you are enjoying something and laughing you will better absorb and process the information given.
Reading the book felt like having a rewarding conversation with a friend, a testament to the style of writing and the quality of information provided. Would recommend in a heartbeat.