Writing Characters Who ll Keep Readers Captivated

How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories

Author: Roz Morris

Publisher: Spark Furnace Books

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How do you create characters with depth? How do you write the opposite sex, authentic teenagers, plausible antagonists and chilling villains? How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories

Library Journal

The author of over 100 romances ( primarily as Nora Roberts ) , Robb has written
futuristic romantic suspense stories that include Naked in Death ( Berkley , 1995 )
. ... ghost , and a conniving nanny combine to produce an engrossing , wellwritten
story that should keep readers captivated to the end . ... Bargains are Single Title
and Favorite Book of struck , and the 1996 , Nora Roberts ' s Born in Ice
characters pre( ... SEVERN HOUSE and Chivers North America A WHOLE NEW
WAY.

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Literary World

The was that Edward kept chuckling at all my dis- readers , who are captivated by
detailed narrative , servant goes through a course ... stirring incidents , set in a he
wouldn't have the cleaning of it ) . but when mere writer of tales , full of striking
characters , entertainment in ... which supplies its place in the popular currency .
lar effect , in the works of Godwin and Charles have smothered a whole regiment
.

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Dynamic Characters

How to Create Personalities That Keep Readers Captivated Nancy Kress. • What
are your current ... These writers find the whole idea of out - of - control characters
something between hilarious and irritating . As writer Connie Willis has said ...

Author: Nancy Kress

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015045638957

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In this guide, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author nancy Kress explores the crucial relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how writers can create vibrant, well-constructed characters.

Soviet Life

The Soviet readers ' whole , and it would be our lack of understandone of Twain's
strongest greatly from that of the system for evaluating a over what factors
deterestablished , whether it is Th hat ... great writer who touches upon the
difficult problems of life and expresses them in literature . ... How can they prevent
the warmth of trust and their inborn moral values from disappearing ? ... At first it
captivated readers with the naturalness of the tale , in which there isn't a single
false note .

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A New Testament commentary for English readers by various writers ed by C J Ellicott

( 26 ) I therefore so run , not as uncertainly ; so fight I , not as one that beateth the
air : ( 27 ) but I keep under my body ... means of it reminds the reader the dignity
of his Apostolate he had not been forgetful that the whole of this chapter has ...
The idea is carried on that the body is not only the gymnasium , and only after the
fulfilment of these conquered , but led captive . ... Hence , some , but all of the
necessary preliminary conditions . naturally , he speaks of the two characters ,
which in ...

Author: Charles John Ellicott (bp. of Gloucester)

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Best Sellers

The story revolves around two major characters , Rat Korga and Marq Dyeth , two
human males living in a future many centuries from now . ... Delany has created
whole worlds , whole cultures , whole histories , and whole lifestyles for the
numerous planets and races . ... It is here we find out we have been reading the
works of middle - aged Jonathan , a writer of some distinction , who is going ...
However it is the prose of this activity that captivates the reader and keeps him
spellbound .

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Bulletin of the Library Company of Philadelphia

The whole book .. can be recommended . ine , breezy , almost riotous fun of it ,
contrasts in the most agreeable way with the dull filth , the arid pessimism , the
Ouidesque ... There is a freshness and maestria in the writer's character sketches
. ... The subject is kept strictly in hand , and is sustained with consequential
propriety . ... The old story is told with real poetic feeling , and excites sentimental
interest in the most harlened reader . ... R. 53952 , D. " A captivating book of
adventure .

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An Old Testament commentary for English readers

and the second with the future glory of the and worship , and was also a captive
in Babylonia , where Temple and the Holy Land ... them , and also the personal
excellences , especially as living in so dismal a period . characteristics of the
writer . ... on the whole be in the simplest language of admonition or of promise ,
classed as poetry , is yet very irregular in form . ... always to be kept in from which
considerable extracts are made in the transmind that we may understand his
writings .

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Potter s American Monthly

The work itself will bear Wadleigh , since they have already had the pleasure of
read- reading . ... It has nothing to do with doctrines . as a writer of a very high
order will fully coincide with our The issue is taken where a great ... is betore us ,
and we nothing of the blood - and - thunder character that we see so are pleased
to say , after a careful reading and ... from the New World to the Old- from this
charms and captivates the intelligent reader , and the moral country to Europe ,
France ...

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The Publishers Weekly

Brandsimple: How the Best Brands Keep It Simple and Succeed ALLEN P.
ADAMSON. ... the thought process and activities that went into creating and
repositioning iconic brands like American Express, HBO and eBay, ... Her broad,
breezy survey includes products from Vespas to Tupperware, poker to dodgeball,
Whole Foods to the slow food ... a plague spread by cannibalism—to keep
readers engaged, but they're likely to want still more about the genuinely
captivating family drama.

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Creating Literacy Instruction All Children

stantly relating what they are reading to other experiences they have had , other
information in the text they have read ... A student captivated by the idea that a
bird has claws on its wings might relate this text to passages that he or she has
read ... In creating a situation model of a piece of fiction , the Miller , & Bransford ,
reader keys in on the apparent main character ... To help them construct theory
describes how meaning , readers also keep track of the who , when , where , and
why of ...

Author: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated

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The Ladies Repository

EDITOR'S TABLE , nothing of an educational character does so much toward the
ANOTHER month , gentle readers , has ... good books , finds us all , we trust ,
enjoying health of body , progressing in written in a beautiful , chaste , captivating
style . ... Some one or more of and personal improvement has arrived , let us not
cheat our . the whole number should be ... by following useless pleasures , or by
idleness of any pretending to hold a place among the politer and more pol . kind ,
of ...

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The Athen um

The his rather vulgar little wife is bright and not write a good novel : but French
dictionaries in silence at this pageant of ... If this be so , it is a very creditable
same doleful , doomed expression the whole drive future , he thinks to provide for
her by ... which the guardianship of an appreciative bachelor the author of the
novel before us keeps approaches to character in ... Yet , when a very
remarkable book , one which we do not having wasted one's time in reading the
book , she becomes ...

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The Athenaeum

The his rather vulgar little wife is bright and not write a good novel : but French
dictionaries in silence at this pageant of black ... whose father , dying abroad ,
has left her We suppose that “ The Democracy ' is the first pace the whole string
round . ... which the guardianship of an appreciative bachelor the author of the
novel before us keeps approaches to character in ... Yet , when a very
remarkable book , one which we do not having wasted one's time in reading the
book , she beconies ...

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The Athenaeum

The carriages are “ Guardian and Lover ” is the double office A writer who
neglects these elementary pre - at least four deep . ... lady , whose father , dying
abroad , has left her We suppose that " The Democracy ' is the first pace the
whole string round . ... which the guardianship of an appreciative bachelor the
author of the novel before us keeps | approaches to character in ... Yet , when a
very remarkable book , one which we do not having wasted one ' s time in
reading the book , she ...

Author: James Silk Buckingham

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History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in MDCCCXV to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in MDCCCLII

his essays so great an acquisition to English | misled in the estimate of individual
character literature . Genius the most transcendent , el by her captivating pen ,
but he is sure never to oquence the most captivating , graphic ... each other too
rapid and should not be visited on the head of any ly ; the mind of the reader can
scarcely keep single writer , and , least of all , on that of a lady pace with the
rapidity of thought in the writer . who stands at the head of her whole sex , in all
Filled to ...

Author: Archibald Alison

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Dragon Slayer

Praise for Skytrain to Murder Skytrain “ Skytrain to Murder is a brilliantly written
novel . The to mystery is detailed and intriguing , and will keep readers Murder
guessing until the exciting climax . . . . Skytrain to Murder is one of the most ...

Author: Dean Barrett

Publisher: Village East Book

ISBN: 0978888804

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The three short novels in this volume are related not simply by their milieu of Chinese culture but also by how the supernatural world - or our fears of it - can dramatically shape events in our daily lives. In Bones of the Chinamen the hellish world of the Chinese slave trade is recreated; a world of violence, cruelty and sudden death. In Dragon Slayer, an American helicopter crew is suddenly transported from 1968 Vietnam into 1857 China where they find themselves caught up in the midst of yet another war. In Golden Dragon, along the barren coast of Down East Maine, local thugs kill employees of a Chinese restaurant, and believe themselves safe from retribution; until a mysterious and beautiful Chinese woman appears.

The Spectator

Amid the more strident voices of most of our younger writers, the gentler note
struck by Miss Peard is welcome for its intrinsic ... in which the principal
characters are unexpectedly brought into immediate contact —much after the
fashion of the writers of the ... Inasmuch as the owner of the island and his
daughter—a handsome Amazon, with whom the captive promptly falls in ... The
reader is kept in a perfect fog for two-thirds of the story, the plot of which is
certainly original, but so wildly ...

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Belgravia a London magazine conducted by M E Braddon

There is movement and vigour in the whole of this exciting tale . ' - MORNING
POST . • A charming and brightly - written story . ... A story which has all the
qualities requisite to hold the interest of the reader from the beginning to the end .
The elements of pathos are brought well into play , and the various passions of
the numerous characters are drawn with ... A new story from the pen of Mr . G . R .
Sims must always command attention , and this one is told in a most captivating
style .

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