The Author as Character

This volume brings together a collection of articles on appropriations of historical authors, written by experts in a wide range of major Western literatures."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: A. J. Hoenselaars

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838637868

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

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"Many fictional works have real, historical authors as characters. Great national literary icons like Virgil and Shakespeare have been fictionalized in novels, plays, poems, movies, and operas. This fashion might seem typically postmodern, the reverse side of the contention that the Author is Dead; but this collection of essays shows that the representation of historical authors as characters can boast of a considerable history, and may well constitute a genre in its own right. This volume brings together a collection of articles on appropriations of historical authors, written by experts in a wide range of major Western literatures."--BOOK JACKET.

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: 9781599632698

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 memory, your imagination and your soul. 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 the characters from a variety of sources, including a story's basic idea, real life–even a character's social circumstances • 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 one 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 Great Characters

This valuable book identifies and solves a major problem for writers -- creating characters who are so real they literally jump of the page.

Author: Michael Halperin

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company, LLC

ISBN: 0943728797

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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This valuable book identifies and solves a major problem for writers -- creating characters who are so real they literally jump of the page. Halperin has developed an easy-to-understand, logical system which gives all screenwriters a foolproof and fail-proof method of developing great characters. Writing Great Characters is a book for all writers, from the expert who is looking to polish his techniques to the novice who wants to learn the craft from an expert.

How to Write Black Characters

We strongly encourage you to hire a sensitivity reader (or several ), to listen to Black voices, and to read #ownvoices books by Black authors. This Guide was written entirely by our Black sensitivity readers.

Author: Salt and Sage Books

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ISBN: 1734923423

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An essay towards a real character

I. The Proposal of one kind of Real Character ( amongst many others which might
be offered ) both for the Integrals ... Because Writing is but th : figure of Articulate
sound , and therefore subsequent to it : But though it be true , thac : men did first ...

Author: John Wilkins

Publisher:

ISBN: NKP:1002618378

Category: Language and languages

Page: 454

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New York Magazine

Now, I tend to write plays about people who drive by in a car at that particular
moment. ... it's worth pointing out that you make it sound as though I belong to
some rather exclusive little club who write plays which aren't about real people.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

A Guide to Screenwriting Success

3 Motion capture (mo cap) has given screenwriters the ability to use their
imaginations without boundaries. Directors can bring any kind of character to life.
Its use during and after production allows directors and editors to integrate real
people ...

Author: Stephen V. Duncan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538128930

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

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A Guide to Screenwriting Success, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of writing—and rewriting—a screenplay or teleplay and writing for digital content. Duncan's handy book teaches new screenwriters the process of creating a professional screenplay from beginning to end. It shows that inspiration, creativity, and good writing are not elusive concepts but attainable goals that any motivated person can aspire to. Duncan includes sections on all aspects of screenwriting—from character development to story templates—and breaks down the three acts of a screenplay into manageable pieces. A Guide to Screenwriting Success contains dozens of exercises to help writers through these steps. The second half of Duncan's practical book covers another, often overlooked, side of screenwriting—the teleplay. Aspiring writers who also want to try their hand at writing for television will need to learn the specifics of the field. The book breaks down this area into two parts, the one-hour teleplay and the situation comedy. There is a section on writing and producing digital content that embraces the “Do It Yourself” attitude to approaching a career in the entertainment industry. Success in screenwriting is no longer a dream but an achievable goal for those who pick up Duncan's guide.

Photoplay

The villain trouble with Intolerance was its departure has no actual character : he
is vice . ... It is clear that plays of this type - real drama with real characters — are
not to be DURING the coming year , there will written by office boys , or train ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020030313

Category: Motion pictures

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Take Your Characters to Dinner

Souvenir record of flight commencing 21 Sept. 1955 over W. Qld., central Australia and N. Qld.

Author: Laurel A. Yourke

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 0761816941

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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"Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense." In Mark Twain's time, as in ours, we accept reality as plausible. In writing, however, readers must be coaxed into accepting plots and characters as real. Take Your Characters to Dinner: Creating the Illusion of Reality in Fiction shows writers exactly how to do that. The book introduces the saucy, redheaded character Georgina, who is getting to know the characters in her novel. Along with Georgina, readers discover how to write compelling fiction. Each chapter of this book covers one aspect of fiction writing, using analysis, checklists, models, examples of humorous errors, and writing exercises. An extensive glossary is also provided.

The Art of Creative Writing

“One of the few truly helpful books on fiction writing.” —Chicago Tribune Go beyond Stephen King’s On Writing to master the fundamentals of great storytelling with this foundational guide that reveals the essential elements of what ...

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806541426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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“One of the few truly helpful books on fiction writing.” —Chicago Tribune Go beyond Stephen King’s On Writing to master the fundamentals of great storytelling with this foundational guide that reveals the essential elements of what makes the best fiction. The Art of Creative Writing is a timeless testament to the power of dialogue and character development that is accessible for every level of writer from beginner to established author. As in the bestselling The Art of Dramatic Writing, still considered one of the most essential books on playwriting more than 75 years after publication, the author outlines in detail his highly acclaimed Egri Method of Creative Writing and shows how to apply it to all fiction formats—novels, short stories, and screenplays. Grounded in Egri’s assertion that “Every type of creative writing depends upon the credibility of a character,” here is concise, clear advice on the most important element of good writing: characterization. Step by step, Egri shows writers how to probe the secrets of human motivation to create flesh-and-blood characters who create suspense and conflict, and who grow emotionally under stress and strain. As practical as it is inspiring, The Art of Creative Writing remains a timeless, illuminating guide that teaches every writer, and aspiring writer, how to create works that are both compelling and enduring.

Evaluating Writing

A . Development and Credibility All the characters in the writing should be as
much like real people as possible . The reader should be able to see the
difference between the major and minor characters . Major characters ( the
important ones ) ...

Author: Urb

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39015002296492

Category: College prose

Page: 156

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Boys Life

"Why don't you write about something you're a little bit more familiar with," his
mother suggested, "like school. ... Not all of Gordon's characters may seem real to
every reader, but many of them are certainly "real characters." He brings out their
 ...

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Latina Writers

I know a lot of people write either about a real person or else they put a familiar
character into an invented situation . I find that it just confuses me , that I do not
see that as useful for me in any way . In that same conversation with Rochelle ...

Author: Ilan Stavans

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131612454

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 138

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Presents a collection of essays on Latin American literature, discussing the lives and careers of the major authors and the themes, language, characters, and social issues found in their works.

Reading absent Character

The writing is a poor substitute for the character ' s real presence . A written
character , then , is mimetically adequate or ' lifelike ' not when it totally replaces a
real person , but rather when it works , like a reflection , to imply the presence of a
 ...

Author: Professor of English Literature Thomas Docherty

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015005668820

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 288

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The Process of Creative Writing

Then you may write about a person who is yourself faithfully presented or
yourself under another name and physique . As you ... You may make a character
seem authentic if you merely observe one real person , try to understand him ,
and ...

Author: Pearl Hogrefe

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B133842

Category: Authorship

Page: 369

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Theatre and Autobiography

Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice Sherrill Grace, Jerry
Wasserman. fictitious ... The advantage with real people is that they begin as
flesh and blood . ... The truth is , most writers base their characters on someone
real .

Author: Sherrill Grace

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122063121

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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This groundbreaking exploration of a wide range of contemporary theorists and playwrights covers an extraordinary breadth of styles and performances.

How to Write Asexual Characters

Written and collaborated by several of Salt & Sage's asexual editors and sensitivity readers, this guide is a compilation of important things you should know before you sit down to write an asexual character.

Author: Salt and Sage Books

Publisher: Incomplete Guides

ISBN: 1734923431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 106

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How do you accurately write an asexual character? You care about writing diversely. You know how important it is to have accurate representation in your stories. You want to include characters whose experience is outside of yours. It's easy to find examples of writing gone wrong, but where do you start to get it right? The Incomplete Guide to Writing Asexual Characters can help. Written and collaborated by several of Salt & Sage's asexual editors and sensitivity readers, this guide is a compilation of important things you should know before you sit down to write an asexual character. You'll find common tropes and concerns as identified by our talented staff, with links, explanations, and ideas for how to write your asexual character authentically and with real respect.By no means is this exhaustive, but it is a great place to start.Disclaimer: No one book or perspective can reflect the diverse experiences of asexual folx, nor should you use this as your only guide. We strongly encourage you to hire a sensitivity reader (or several ), to listen to asexual voices, to read #ownvoices books by asexual authors.

Creative Writing

Gulliver was a man who was fond of travel, and the world is full of such people. ...
PREPARATION FOR WRITING FANTASY ABOUT REAL CHARACTERS To
realize the possibilities of what a writer may do with real characters who have ...

Author: Mabel Louise Robinson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105049229540

Category: Authorship

Page: 329

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The Spectator

The true Christian's second was a mere dream of Dickens's affected ideal of
death is that death which makes it easier for ... The writers almost all deeply
grooved with characteristics that no one have not , as a rule , lived with their
characters as ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015014813714

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