Creating Character Arcs

Explores the techniques of effective character development in the processing of writing novels to take the author's stories from good to great, including how to determine which arc is right for your character, why you should never pit plot ...

Author: K. M. Weiland

Publisher: Helping Writers Become Authors

ISBN: 1944936041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Explores the techniques of effective character development in the processing of writing novels to take the author's stories from good to great, including how to determine which arc is right for your character, why you should never pit plot against character, and how to avoid the pitfalls of writing novels without character arcs.

Creating character

Criminals were understood to be people who allowed their behaviour to be
dictated by uncontrolled passions, and crime was seen in terms of 'defective self-
management'; the 'remedy' lay in 'reforming and developing the characters of ...

Author: Helena Ifill

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526126597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This book explores the ways in which the two leading sensation authors of the 1860s, Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins, engaged with nineteenth-century ideas about personality formation and the extent to which it can be influenced either by the subject or by others. Innovative readings of seven sensation novels explore how they employ and challenge Victorian theories of heredity, degeneration, inherent constitution, education, upbringing and social circumstance. Far from presenting a reductive depiction of ‘nature’ versus ‘nurture’, Braddon and Collins show the creation of character to be a complex interplay of internal and external factors. Drawing on material ranging from medical textbooks, to sociological treatises, to popular periodicals, Creating character shows how sensation authors situated themselves at the intersections of established and developing, conservative and radical, learned and sensationalist thought about how identity could be made and modified.

Creating Character Bringing Your Story to Life

Contradiction, internal or external, makes characters more interesting. THE
THREE -DIMENSIONAL CHARACTER TOO OFTEN , AN EARLY WRITER WILL
ATTEMPT TO CREATE CHARACTERS WHO ARE simply too much of a good
thing.

Author: William Bernhardt

Publisher: Babylon Books

ISBN: 9780997901085

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt, despite what you might have heard elsewhere. If your characters don’t interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. “Action is character,” Aristotle wrote, but what does that mean, and how can you use that fundamental principle to create dynamic fiction that will captivate readers? This book explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story. Using examples spanning from The Odyssey to The Da Vinci Code, Bernhardt discusses the art of character creation in a direct and easily comprehended manner. The book also includes exercises designed to help writers apply these ideas to their own work. William Bernhardt is the author of more than fifty novels, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of legal thrillers. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. His programs have educated many authors now published by major houses. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large." The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

Creating Characters with Personality

From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to SpongeBob SquarePants, the design of a character conveys personality before a single word of dialogue is spoken.

Author: Tom Bancroft

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780399578731

Category: Art

Page: 144

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From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to SpongeBob SquarePants, the design of a character conveys personality before a single word of dialogue is spoken. Designing Characters with Personality shows artists how to create a distinctive character, then place that character in context within a script, establish hierarchy, and maximize the impact of pose and expression. Practical exercises help readers put everything together to make their new characters sparkle. Lessons from the author, who designed the dragon Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy) in Disney's Mulan—plus big-name experts in film, TV, video games, and graphic novels—make a complex subject accessible to every artist.

Creating Character Arcs Workbook

"...presents a guided approach to choosing the right type of character arc for your story, joining plot and character into a cohesive and resonant whole, and choosing stories with life-changing themes."--

Author: K. M. Weiland

Publisher: Helping Writers Become Authors

ISBN: 194493605X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Uncover the Secrets to Creating Characters Readers Will Never Forget Award-winning author K.M. Weiland's previous book, the acclaimed Creating Character Arcs, showed writers how to identify the five most important types of character arcs and use them to bring your own characters to life with stunning and powerful realism. Now it's time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Creating Character Arcs Workbook presents a guided approach to choosing the right type of character arc for your story, joining plot and character into a cohesive and resonant whole, and choosing stories with life-changing themes. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Write an inspiring Positive Change Arc Create one of three unforgettable Negative Change Arcs Take full advantage of a heroic Flat Arc Align the structure of your character arcs with that of your plot Revise a story that has no arc And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create resonant character arcs-and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!

Creating Unforgettable Characters

In this book, Linda Seger shows how to create strong, multidimensional characters in fiction, covering everything from research to character block. Interviews with today's top writers complete this essential volume.

Author: Linda Seger

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429942027

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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In this book, Linda Seger shows how to create strong, multidimensional characters in fiction, covering everything from research to character block. Interviews with today's top writers complete this essential volume.

Creating Characters

In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along. “The core of character,” he says in chapter 1, “lies in each individual story person’s ...

Author: Dwight V. Swain

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806183855

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional characters Vibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel or finish watching a movie. In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along. “The core of character,” he says in chapter 1, “lies in each individual story person’s ability to care about something; to feel implicitly or explicitly, that something is important.” Building on that foundation—the capacity to care—Swain takes the would-be writer step-by-step through the fundamentals of finding and developing “characters who turn you on.” This basic but thought-provoking how-to is a valuable tool for both the novice and the seasoned writer.

The Creating of The Character of a Trimmer

his nephew with his own political philosophy , was a member of the " moderate "
group and was first thought to be the author of the anonymous Character . It has
also been remarked that the politicians Sunderland and Shaftesbury influenced ...

Author: Pauline Sue Kunz

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010405194

Category:

Page: 186

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The Art of Character

A former private investigator who became a widely acclaimed author offers insights on creating and writing vivid, interesting and memorable characters and describes how to craft colorful dialogue between them.

Author: David Corbett

Publisher: Penguin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780143121572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 383

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A former private investigator who became a widely acclaimed author offers insights on creating and writing vivid, interesting and memorable characters and describes how to craft colorful dialogue between them. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Creating Character

Their works raise challenging questions about responsibility and self-determinism and, as the analyses of these texts reveal, demonstrate an acute awareness that the way in which character formation is understood fundamentally influences ...

Author: Helena Ifill

Publisher: Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century

ISBN: 1784995134

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 232

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Through innovative readings of seven novels, Creating character demonstrates how the Victorian sensation authors Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins employed, challenged and explored diverse, and sometimes contradictory, theories of character formation in their fiction

Creating Characters

Whether you're writing a series, novel, short story, or flash fiction, Creating Characters is an invaluable guide to bringing your fictional cast to life"--Publisher.

Author: Writer's Digest

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1599638762

Category: Reference

Page: 341

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"Populating your fiction with authentic, vivid characters is a surefire way to captivate your readers from the first sentence to the last. Whether you're writing a series, novel, short story, or flash fiction, Creating Characters is an invaluable guide to bringing your fictional cast to life"--Publisher.

Game Character Creation with Blender and Unity

This book teaches game creators how to create usable, realistic game assets using the power of an open-source 3D application and a free game engine.

Author: Chris Totten

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118237717

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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A complete guide to creating usable, realistic game characterswith two powerful tools Creating viable game characters requires a combination ofskills. This book teaches game creators how to create usable,realistic game assets using the power of an open-source 3Dapplication and a free game engine. It presents a step-by-stepapproach to modeling, texturing, and animating a character usingthe popular Blender software, with emphasis on low polygon modelingand an eye for using sculpting and textures, and demonstrates howto bring the character into the Unity game engine. Game creation is a popular and productive pursuit for bothhobbyists and serious developers; this guide brings together twoeffective tools to simplify and enhance the process Artists who are familiar with Blender or other 3D software butwho lack experience with game development workflow will find thisbook fills important gaps in their knowledge Provides a complete tutorial on developing a game character,including modeling, UV unwrapping, sculpting, baking displacements,texturing, rigging, animation, and export Emphasizes low polygon modeling for game engines and shows howto bring the finished character into the Unity game engine Whether you're interested in a new hobby or eager to enter thefield of professional game development, this book offers valuableguidance to increase your skills.

Creating Characters

If your character is a respected professional in his field and cares what people
think of him, you may want to peek inside his closet and shelves of accessories
and ask him why he bought specific items in his wardrobe. Walk down any
popular ...

Author: Marisa D'Vari

Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

ISBN: IND:30000107590618

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Authors and screenwriters will get a creative boost with this lively and exciting catalogue of creative writing techniques which they can instantly employ to create memorable, realistic characters. D'Vari reveals the creative secrets of highly paid screenwriters and best-selling authors.

A Home of Your Own

"An inspirational guide to introducing character into your home, full of ideas and tips on how to create a personality-packed space that reflects who you are and how you live"--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Sally Coulthard

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: 1858945941

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

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When we describe a home as being 'full of character', we mean that it’s individual or exceptional in some way. Character comes from a variety of sources: some from the property itself, and others from the people who live there, while the act of bringing character into a home is a layering process, one that starts with the bones of the building and finishes with the decor — the human element. In this new book, interiors expert Sally Coulthard explains just what it takes to turn an uninspiring space into a personality-packed home, whether it’s a cottage, an apartment, or a modern family house. Each chapter focuses on a particular element — for example, the importance of family and loved ones, and making an interior feel like a social space — and explains why this element matters and how to bring it into your home. Inspirational features, in the form of ‘Keys to Character’ boxes, offer tips on incorporating individuality into even the most unpromising of spaces, from making the most of period details and mixing old and new furnishings to introducing artwork and displaying photographs.

The Actor s Guide to Creating a Character

The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character continues the journey. In these pages, co-author Damon DiMarco vividly re-creates Esper’s second-year course, again through the experiences of a fictional class.

Author: William Esper

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780345805690

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character. Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character continues the journey. In these pages, co-author Damon DiMarco vividly re-creates Esper’s second-year course, again through the experiences of a fictional class. Esper’s training builds on Sanford Meisner’s legendary exercises, a world-renowned technique that Esper further developed through his long association with Meisner and the decades he has spent training a host of distinguished actors. His approach is flexible enough to apply to any role, helping actors to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

Creating Professional Characters

Explore how top professional character designers develop engaging characters from the basic concepts outlined in production briefs.

Author: 3DTotal Publishing

Publisher: 3dtotal Publishing

ISBN: 1909414867

Category:

Page: 304

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Creating Professional Characters explores how top professional character designers develop engaging characters from the basic concepts outlined in production briefs.

Creating Compelling Characters for Film TV Theatre and Radio

The book also includes a wide range of contemporary examples from scripts ranging from films such as The Wolf of Wall Street and The Grand Budapest Hotel, award-winning plays such as Jerusalem and acclaimed TV shows such as Game of Thrones ...

Author: Rib Davis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474260220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Strong characters – characters we love and hate, those we despair for at their low moments and egg on to their triumphs – are the foundation of any successful script. Written by award-winning writer Rib Davis and now fully updated for its second edition, Creating Compelling Characters for Film, TV, Theatre and Radio is an authoritative practical guide to developing characters for professional and aspiring writers alike. As well as exploring character motivation, the interplay between character and plot, comic characters, heroes and villains, the new edition also includes a more in-depth look at character psychology, writing ensemble and multi-narrative dramas and the balance between character development and character revelation. The book also includes a wide range of contemporary examples from scripts ranging from films such as The Wolf of Wall Street and The Grand Budapest Hotel, award-winning plays such as Jerusalem and acclaimed TV shows such as Game of Thrones and True Detective.

Creating the Character

Explains the importance of developing both major and minor characters and creating natural-sounding dialogue.

Author: Valerie Bodden

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 1583416226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Explains the importance of developing both major and minor characters and creating natural-sounding dialogue.

Creating Character

Are you dreaming of constructing your own fictional character one day? If you want it, this book is out for you. This book shows you step by step how to create an iconic character essential to an engaging story.

Author: Omer Woodrich

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798505698068

Category:

Page: 206

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Are you a fan of a fictional character? Are you dreaming of constructing your own fictional character one day? If you want it, this book is out for you. This book shows you step by step how to create an iconic character essential to an engaging story. It is intended for players in Role-Playing Games (RPGs) who want to develop an awesome character, or for authors with a story they yearn to tell. The guide can be used with any RPG and by any profession to raise your game to an art form. We'll gain a keen understanding of what really matters in role-playing and story-telling, so you can focus your design and play efforts more effectively. You'll spend less time and effort, and have more engrossing fun! Specifically, we'll learn about: - How To Make a Character - in four phases: Inspiration, Concept, Mechanics, and Performance - Fractal Blueprints for Great Role-Playing - the ideals, objects, and policies that really matter - Four Cardinal Ideals - Direction, Structure, Emotion, and Synergy Five Objects Of Development - Plot, Premise, Character, Environment, and Theme - First Design and Play Policies - Only create stuff that matters and Only do stuff that matters - Finding Inspiration - drawing from sources like Setting, Proposition, Exemplars, Archetypes, and Tropes - Four Qualities of Good Inspiration - Resonant, Specific, Original, and Promising - Imagining Concept - gives us methods to design our concept and measures to test its quality - Four Qualities of Good Concept - Clear, Distinct, Engaging, and Interactive - Designing the Character - With the concept designs that naturally develop action story structure

Creating Characters

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.

Author: Howard Lauther

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786486564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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A 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.