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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: F&W (24 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582973199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582973197
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Nancy Kress is the author of a number of books of fiction, which have won many awards.


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I read Nancy Kress's fiction column in Writer's Digest Magazine every month and find it always has very practical suggestions. This book on characters is a wonderful compilation of all her wisdom on a topic of particular interest to writers of popular fiction. She does an outstanding job. So much so that I found myself taking extensive notes in an attempt to burn in my brain all the great advice she gives. One of the most wonderful parts of the book is the extensive outline she provides for creating a biography for each of your major characters. This is extremely helpful! I plan to use it for all my future stories.
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It helped me focus on the many aspects of character creation (externals, internals and influence on plot) with practical advice I will certainly go back to in the future. One of my best choices so far.
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I found this guide to be highly helpful, as it is insightful, comprehensive and interesting to read with three major sections-

- Part one - the externals
- part two - the internals
- part three - character and plot

-which have then been split down in further, smaller chapters so they are easy to refer back to at a later do. Inside the middle of the book, there is also a character dossier you may photocopy and fill in about your individual characters, which I also found extremely helpful, as it has helped me to organise the information about the saud characters.

Rather than focussing on the basics, though it does go over them as well, Kress has focused on things you may not have thought about, such as how childhood, names and setting may effect your character, while forever keeping how this may effect the plot in mind, which is also an interesting aspect other books don't always delve into in such detail.

However, the only flaw I have found with the guide is that, though it does speak about protagonists as a singular topic, the focus is mainly on how to make books with unsympathetic main characters still readable, rather than how to make characters readable in the first place. Though, I suppose you could argue this is what the whole book is actually doing.

Over all, I have found the book an enjoyable read and easy to refer back to, which I recommend you do on a regualr basis. If you're hunting for a book on characterisation, this is the book for you!
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