Creating Characters: How to Build Story People
Creating Characters: How to Build Story People By Dwight Swaim
Very Good Condition. (Light edge wear to Dj. Tight binding as if barely read. Clean, crisp, and unmarked text pages. Blank white name plate on front end page.)
From the back Dust Jacket: "Characters are people--an obvious point, but one too often overlooked when attempting to write fiction. Characters, to be effective, must be as real as the boy next door. Or the girl next door. They need a past, a present, and a future, And they must have feelings--about things they care about. That's what this book is all about. Here Dwight Swain helps you build story people from the unique perspective of what your story people care about. He shows you how to enter the world of your characters, to live their lives, care their cares, and share their worries. You'll learn how to develop a bond with your characters that, because of your personal involvement, makes them real--not only to you, but to your readers as well. And that's the key to writing that works."
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.