In this guide, award-winning author Nancy Kress explores the crucial relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story.
In teaching you the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep your readers spellbound, Kress utilizes:
Dozens of excerpts from well-known fiction
Enlightening... [click here for more]
For a story to be successful, it must come alive on the page. With Description & Setting, you will learn how to make every detail count as you create believable people, places and events. This valuable reference:
Shows you how to master the challenging - and often overlooked - subjects of description and setting
Offers hands-on action-and-results excercises that allow you to... [click here for more]
Readers will learn how to create dialogue that sizzles, with tips on creating dialogue for specific genres; bringing characters to life with revealing dialogue; identifying and fixing common dialogue problems; and more.
Includes examples of successful dialogue drawn from bestselling novels, and chapter-ending exercises. ... [click here for more]
Fiction writers can now learn to craft an engaging plot with this new book from the best-selling author and columnist.James Scott Bell offers clear, concise information that will help you create a believable and memorable plot including techniques for crafting strong beginnings, middles and endings, with easy to understand plotting diagrams and charts.
Bell also provides brainstorming techniques... [click here for more]