Character Development Journal

This is a great gift for any new author just getting started. This is also a great journal for experienced authors to create character dictionaries for expansive stories or epic tales.

Author: Sweet Harmony Sweet Harmony Press

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ISBN: 1729226744

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Page: 101

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Character Development Journal for Authors! Awesome journal for beginner or experienced writers for creating characters that readers will love or love to hate! Detailed prompts allow authors to create full back stories for each character, including personal characteristics (age, sex, size, race, species) family background personal history (education, beliefs, occupation) personality characteristics (over 150 descriptive traits to consider) key role in the story character arc and more! This is a great gift for any new author just getting started. This is also a great journal for experienced authors to create character dictionaries for expansive stories or epic tales. Large, 8.5" x 11" format will fit perfectly with any other manuscript papers and folders. The Character Development Journal is a great way to finally start writing your novel!

Novel Character Development

Perhaps you are a beginner and need help putting it all together. Whatever your reason, this book helps to unlock the secrets of novel writing in simple-to-follow ways that will bring significant results fast.

Author: Sandy Marsh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1985368307

Category:

Page: 150

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2 Manuscripts in 1 Book, Including: How to Write a Novel and Character Development! Book 1) How to Write a Novel: Step-by-Step Essential Romance Novel, Mystery Novel and Fantasy Novel Writing Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Struggling as an Author? Do you have an amazing story in mind, but you can't get it down on paper? You've got the idea and the characters but soon run out of steam? Perhaps you are a beginner and need help putting it all together. Whatever your reason, this book helps to unlock the secrets of novel writing in simple-to-follow ways that will bring significant results fast. Contents Summary Each section is summarized with a series of short questions to help inspire deeper reflection. These are: THE OUTLINE - how to refine major schemes & subplots that make sense to the reader & also your protagonist. THE SETTING - the art of crafting a sense of place & how to work with multiple locations & time-periods. POINT OF VIEW - helping you to form the best character perspectives for your story. CHARACTERS - the best way to choose your central character to drive the story forward & one in whom your audience will discover a gripping read. CONFLICT - how & when to use struggle to keep the reader engaged. ADDITIONAL TIPS - A final section that motivates the author to think differently to engage emotion & lose the reader in the heart of the story. Marsh helps an author to think outside of the box when faced with over-used cliches, and to deal with the pressures of deadlines and expectations. Book 2) Character Development: Step-by-Step Essential Story Character Creation, Character Expression and Character Building Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Need to Breathe Life into Your Characters? You may have a great story but if your characters are flat and uninteresting your readers will find your story dull. If your lead protagonist isn't generating empathy, then no one cares what happens to them. Character Development covers every aspect of character building; from developing charismatic and believable people, to making sure they work holistically to drive the narrative forward in realistic ways. Know Your Anti-Hero from Your Antagonist In order to create compelling characters your readers will love, Marsh introduces the reader to 12-character types and explains how and when they are introduced to a story. She demonstrates the importance of instilling flaws to create a balance of human qualities that evolve throughout the novel in captivating ways. Inspires New Connections There will be many thought-provoking subjects for both beginner and experienced authors that will motivate a much deeper conception of characters, some of which include: How Characters are Presented & Revealed Creating Expression Let You Characters Suffer Bringing Characters to Life Use Contradictions Listen to Them Give Your Characters Plenty of Opportunity to Show Up You have made an excellent decision by choosing to learn more about novel character development. So, don't delay it any longer. Take this opportunity and purchase your copy today. Order "Novel Character Development" Now!

The Character Development Planner

With over 50 prompts in 4 different categories, the 25 Character Plans contained in this book are a great way to really dig deeper into the lives of your characters to develop them more fully.

Author: Christian St John

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ISBN: 9798701708134

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Page: 160

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The Character Development Planner was designed to aid writers of fiction - both novelists and screenwriters - in developing great characters. Many writers struggle in this area, with many wondering how they can better develop their characters in order to better know and write them. Character development is an important consideration when writing fiction. Ask any professional writer who specializes in character-driven novels or scripts and they will more-than-likely tell you that well-developed characters are just as vital as well-developed stories. Developing and creating great characters can take some serious effort and time on your part. Whether working on the protagonist, antagonist, or any of the minor, yet no less important characters, a tool like The Character Development Planner can help you with this integral step in the writing process. With over 50 prompts in 4 different categories, the 25 Character Plans contained in this book are a great way to really dig deeper into the lives of your characters to develop them more fully. All you have to do is fill-in the blanks to start building your characters - their backstories, wants and desires, family and friends, and so on. How you choose to fill out the Character Plans in this book is entirely up to you - you can be as basic or as detailed and creative with your answers as you like. But remember, if you want to create characters that really stand-out and carry the story, you will need to have a clear picture of them in mind when you begin writing your novel or screenplay - the more thorough you are in the development stages, the better you will know your characters.

Character Development

She demonstrates the importance of instilling flaws to create a balance of human qualities that evolve throughout the novel in captivating ways.

Author: Sandy Marsh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1983682802

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Page: 80

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Need to Breathe Life into Your Characters? You may have a great story but if your characters are flat and uninteresting your readers will find your story dull. If your lead protagonist isn't generating empathy, then no one cares what happens to them. Character Development covers every aspect of character building; from developing charismatic and believable people, to making sure they work holistically to drive the narrative forward in realistic ways. Know Your Anti-Hero from Your Antagonist In order to create compelling characters your readers will love, Marsh introduces the reader to 12-character types and explains how and when they are introduced to a story. She demonstrates the importance of instilling flaws to create a balance of human qualities that evolve throughout the novel in captivating ways. Make Unforgettable Characters Character Development is a much-needed step-by-step guide to help authors create remarkable protagonists and to decide which characters are necessary to the plot. Marsh delivers a groundbreaking 176 questions to consider while creating characters. An author need never struggle again to generate memorable heroes and villains! 10 Samples of the 176 Character-Forming Questions: When communicating, what is the pace that this person communicates with? What posture do they tend to have? What does their average day look like? Be specific. What is the most significant event that took place in your character's childhood? If your character does have a criminal record, how did they get it and where were they when the event happened? How is your character perceived by strangers? How does your character react to people who challenge them? Does your character have any psychological issues such as phobias, mental illnesses, or otherwise? What does your character value and prioritize the most? (i.e., family, religion, friends, fun, money, success, etc.) If anything is stopping your character from achieving their goals, what is it? By using some, or all of these questions an author will no longer create one-dimensional characters and will have readers gripped throughout their trials and tribulations. Inspires New Connections There will be many thought-provoking subjects for both beginner and experienced authors that will motivate a much deeper conception of characters, some of which include: How Characters are Presented & Revealed Creating Expression Let You Characters Suffer Bringing Characters to Life Use Contradictions Listen to Them Give Your Characters Plenty of Opportunity to Show Up One Click Away from Getting Amazing Results Fast! A must-have guide for storytellers who want to create lasting characters that tug at the heart of readers' emotions and deliver BIG on compelling drama. Click Add to Cart now to create enthralling characters that bring the page to life!

The Art of Character

This is a how-to guide for both aspiring and accomplished writers that renders all other books of its kind obsolete.

Author: David Corbett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143121572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Former private investigator and New York Times notable author David Corbett offers a unique and indispensable toolkit for creating characters that come vividly to life on the page and linger in memory. Corbett provides an inventive, inspiring, and vastly entertaining blueprint to all the elements of characterization-from initial inspiration to realization-with special insights into the power of secrets and contradictions, the embodiment of roles, managing the "tyranny of motive," and mastering crucial techniques required for memorable dialogue and unforgettable scenes. This is a how-to guide for both aspiring and accomplished writers that renders all other books of its kind obsolete.

101 Writing Prompts for Character Development

So, you want to learn how to write powerful stories? It all starts with the character. Collected in this book are 101 ideas to help you develop strong characters and write amazing, powerful stories.

Author: Kate Krake

Publisher: Krakenfire Media

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 28

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So, you want to learn how to write powerful stories? It all starts with the character. Collected in this book are 101 ideas to help you develop strong characters and write amazing, powerful stories. Some of these prompts offer entirely new characters, people in interesting positions with curious quirks. Some of them are new characters in various situations. You'll find prompts to add new angles to existing characters. You’ll also find prompts for constructing emotional wounds and creating deep backstories for your characters. What makes these writing prompts different? Every one of these writing prompts has been developed from the understanding that characters and their arcs are the true core of good storytelling. Each of these prompts will build that core into whatever story you choose to create from them. Whether you're writing short stories, screenplays, standalone novels, or an epic saga, you'll find your characters in this book. Are you ready to write about truly great people? Are you ready to bring your characters and your writing to life? Get 101 Writing Prompts for Character Development now and unleash the full power of your creative writing.

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: 0805011714

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.

Story Development

She demonstrates the importance of instilling flaws to create a balance of human qualities that evolve throughout the novel in captivating ways.

Author: Sandy Marsh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1717310648

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Page: 154

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2 Manuscripts in 1 Book, Including: Story Structure and Character Development! Book 1) Story Structure: Step-by-Step Essential Story Building, Story Development and Suspense Writing Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Shape Your Story Like a Pro If you have a phenomenal story to tell but find you can't quite make it flow or form in a natural, yet moving way, Story Structure will transform your approach to writing and make your novel a compelling and addictive read. Crammed full of tricks and tips to help both beginner and advanced authors complete their books in an enticing way. Get Your Acts Together! Each chapter is dedicated to one aspect of story structures, and begins with a 9-Step Process to dividing up your tale; which includes: STEP ONE: The First Act - Introducing characters & what is at stake STEP TWO: The First Major Plot Point - How to leave readers wanting more STEP FIVE: Second Half of the Second Act - The need to support the protagonist STEP SEVEN: Third Act - Protagonist is forced to face the enemy before being ready Marsh uses examples to drive home how developing a strong story structure is important to help maintain focus, enrich plot ideas and provide a bird's-eye view of whether your novel is working. Book 2) Character Development: Step-by-Step Essential Story Character Creation, Character Expression and Character Building Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Need to Breathe Life into Your Characters? You may have a great story but if your characters are flat and uninteresting your readers will find your story dull. If your lead protagonist isn't generating empathy, then no one cares what happens to them. Character Development covers every aspect of character building; from developing charismatic and believable people, to making sure they work holistically to drive the narrative forward in realistic ways. Know Your Anti-Hero from Your Antagonist In order to create compelling characters your readers will love, Marsh introduces the reader to 12-character types and explains how and when they are introduced to a story. She demonstrates the importance of instilling flaws to create a balance of human qualities that evolve throughout the novel in captivating ways. Inspires New Connections There will be many thought-provoking subjects for both beginner and experienced authors that will motivate a much deeper conception of characters, some of which include: How Characters are Presented & Revealed Creating Expression Let You Characters Suffer Bringing Characters to Life Use Contradictions Listen to Them Give Your Characters Plenty of Opportunity to Show Up You have made an excellent decision by choosing to learn more about story development. So, don't delay it any longer. Take this opportunity and purchase your copy today. Order "Story Development" Now!

Literary Structures Character Development and Dramaturgical Scenarios in Framing the Category Novel

" The remaining chapters explore the specific story-telling formulas employed in romance, murder mystery, western, and science fiction novels. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Author: Robert N. St. Clair

Publisher:

ISBN: 0773464875

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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"This book is about the putting together of stories, and Robert St. Clair is among those enlightened scholars whose interests range widely within (and even beyond) this area of specialty."

Screenplay Character Development

She demonstrates the importance of instilling flaws to create a balance of human qualities that evolve throughout the novel in captivating ways.

Author: Sandy Marsh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1985851423

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Page: 148

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2 Manuscripts in 1 Book, Including: How to Write a Screenplay and Character Development! Book 1) How to Write a Screenplay: Step-by-Step - Essential Screenplay Format, Scriptwriter and Modern Screenplay Writing Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Behind-the-Scenes Secrets to Publishing Screenplays Whether you've got a completed script, or need help off the starting-blocks, getting a Screenplay formatted correctly to catch the eye of producers is no easy task. A little, professional advice goes a long way, and How to Write a Screenplay delivers large, for those with big screen aspirations! Top Writing Tricks You Didn't Know - for TV & Film When writing for the movies, TV, video or computer games, there are essential elements you must get right to show professional competence, and avoid looking like an amateur. Marsh not only provides the answers but presents them in an easy to understand way that can be read in under a day to bring game-changing results fast. By explaining the best formatting requirements for each genre, Marsh unveils the blueprints that experts use for Feature film and Television dramas & sitcoms. She examines the best ways to edit-on-a-budget and the 6 Tips for Success that can turn your script into must-have property. Book 2) Character Development: Step-by-Step - Essential Story Character Creation, Character Expression and Character Building Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Need to Breathe Life into Your Characters? You may have a great story but if your characters are flat and uninteresting your readers will find your story dull. If your lead protagonist isn't generating empathy, then no one cares what happens to them. Character Development covers every aspect of character building; from developing charismatic and believable people, to making sure they work holistically to drive the narrative forward in realistic ways. Know Your Anti-Hero from Your Antagonist In order to create compelling characters your readers will love, Marsh introduces the reader to 12-character types and explains how and when they are introduced to a story. She demonstrates the importance of instilling flaws to create a balance of human qualities that evolve throughout the novel in captivating ways. Inspires New Connections There will be many thought-provoking subjects for both beginner and experienced authors that will motivate a much deeper conception of characters, some of which include: How Characters are Presented & Revealed Creating Expression Let You Characters Suffer Bringing Characters to Life Use Contradictions Listen to Them Give Your Characters Plenty of Opportunity to Show Up You have made an excellent decision by choosing to learn more about screenplay character development. So, don't delay it any longer. Take this opportunity and purchase your copy today. Order "Screenplay Character Development" Now!

Pride and Prejudice

The novel revolves around the importance of marrying for love, not for money or social prestige, despite the communal pressure to make a wealthy match

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798622931444

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Page: 498

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Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen in 1813. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. Its humour lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage, and money during the Regency era in Great Britain. Mr Bennet of Longbourn estate has five daughters, but his property is entailed and can only be passed to a male heir. His wife also lacks an inheritance, so his family will be destitute upon his death. Thus it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well to support the others, which is a motivation that drives the plot. The novel revolves around the importance of marrying for love, not for money or social prestige, despite the communal pressure to make a wealthy match

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. This book is a comprehensive reference to every stage of character development.

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.

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!

Elements of Fiction Writing Characters Viewpoint

Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599632124

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination. Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. With specific examples, he spells out your narrative options—the choices you'll make in creating fictional people so "real" that readers will feel they know them like members of their own families. You'll learn how to: • Draw characters from a variety of sources • Make characters show who they are by the things they do and say, and by their individual "style" • Develop characters readers will love—or love to hate • Distinguish among major characters, minor characters and walk-ons, and develop each appropriately • Choose the most effective viewpoint to reveal the characters and move the storytelling • Decide how deeply you should explore your characters' thoughts, emotions, and attitudes

Writing Characters

She demonstrates the importance of instilling flaws to create a balance of human qualities that evolve throughout the novel in captivating ways.

Author: Sandy Marsh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 198690055X

Category:

Page: 146

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2 Manuscripts in 1 Book, Including: Character Development and Plotting! Book 1) Character Development: Step-by-Step Essential Story Character Creation, Character Expression and Character Building Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Need to Breathe Life into Your Characters? You may have a great story but if your characters are flat and uninteresting your readers will find your story dull. If your lead protagonist isn't generating empathy, then no one cares what happens to them. Character Development covers every aspect of character building; from developing charismatic and believable people, to making sure they work holistically to drive the narrative forward in realistic ways. Know Your Anti-Hero from Your Antagonist In order to create compelling characters your readers will love, Marsh introduces the reader to 12-character types and explains how and when they are introduced to a story. She demonstrates the importance of instilling flaws to create a balance of human qualities that evolve throughout the novel in captivating ways. Inspires New Connections There will be many thought-provoking subjects for both beginner and experienced authors that will motivate a much deeper conception of characters, some of which include: How Characters are Presented & Revealed Creating Expression Let You Characters Suffer Bringing Characters to Life Use Contradictions Listen to Them Give Your Characters Plenty of Opportunity to Show Up Book 2) Plotting: Step-by-Step Essential Story Plotting, Conflict Writing and Plotline Tricks Any Writer Can Learn Your 'Why' for Writing, Will Also Be Their 'Why' for Reading Are you struggling to take your story to the next level? Would you like to know the best ways to create intrigue and have your readers rave about your book? Plotting is a step-by-step guide that takes you through the process of developing compelling plots from beginning to end. With tips and tricks taken straight from professional writers, the novelist will learn how to use plotlines for maximum effect, while retaining creative freedom. Making Conflict Real Plotting helps the author weave suspense through improved conflict-writing, centered around a developing plot. Characters are challenged, affected and emerge changed in ways that infuse emotions in your readers, so that they cannot help but be personally invested in the welfare of your protagonist. Marsh explains in concise straightforward language and with clear examples, the benefits of knowing where you are going with your novel; where the plotline starts (exposition) to how it ends (resolution) and how working with an overview, helps to captivate readers in terms of the lessons learned and the experience of life through the eyes of your characters. You have made an excellent decision by choosing to learn more about writing characters. So, don't delay it any longer. Take this opportunity and purchase your copy today. Order "Writing Characters" Now!