Writing the Intimate Character

' And then she shows us how, with diverse examples and wise observation. Now that I have Jordan's take on how to create a character from the inside out, I'm eager to get to it. You, too, will find this book that inspiring.

Author: Jordan Rosenfeld

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440346101

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Craft Vibrant Characters and an Intimate Reading Experience The key to excellent fiction lies in its characters: the unforgettable protagonists, antagonists, and secondary characters who populate the world of your story. Understanding and effectively using point of view allows you to write a powerful narrative that draws readers in and engages them with characters in a meaningful way. Through a blend of practical instruction, useful examples, and helpful exercises, Writing the Intimate Character shows you how to create the experience of living through a character rather than just reading about one. Inside, you'll learn: • The functions and benefits of first-person, third-person intimate, omniscient, and second-person points of view. • How to apply character cues--specific behaviors, sensory perceptions, dialogue, and visual imagery--to develop a realistic protagonist and secondary cast. • The surface and subset feelings that get to the root of your character’s emotions. • How different viewpoints affect the story you want to tell. Writing the Intimate Character helps you craft a novel in which readers can experience your characters' senses, dive inside their minds, and truly feel their emotions. "Writing the Intimate Character, the latest engaging guide by Jordan Rosenfeld, is a rich resource we'll all be learning from for the rest of our lives. 'Does the term point of view seem too dull and dry?' she asks. 'Try intimacy instead.' And then she shows us how, with diverse examples and wise observation. Now that I have Jordan's take on how to create a character from the inside out, I'm eager to get to it. You, too, will find this book that inspiring." --Rebecca Lawton, author of Sacrament: Homage to a River and other books "Writing the Intimate Character provides insights, examples, and exercises that will be useful not only to those who are new to writing fiction but to those, like myself, who are coming back to it after a break. Jordan Rosenfeld's explanation of how narrative voice works with point of view and other literary elements to create characters that readers care deeply about is clear and revelatory. The book can be worked through methodically or dipped into as needed. It's a useful tool for getting the gears of imagination working or for jump-starting and fine-tuning a work in process." --Zoe Zolbrod, author of the novel Currency and the memoir The Telling "Jordan Rosenfeld has a keen insight into how to construct characters who are truly lived-in. With intelligence and wit, she walks you through every element of powerful characterization, from selecting your POV to demonstrating character growth throughout your story. Whether you're new to fiction or a more experienced writer, put your trust in Jordan Rosenfeld; she'll help you tell a better story." --Laura Bogart, freelance writer and novelist

How To Write A Page Turner

You'll learn how to: • Recognize the essential tension elements of danger, conflict, uncertainty, and withholding, and add them to your fiction • Create levels of tension in your characters through flaws, dialogue, power struggles, and ...

Author: Jordan Rosenfeld

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440354502

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Infuse Your Fiction with the Powerful Tug of Tension! Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. When you've got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it's missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, and characters meander. Learning the craft of writing can sometimes feel like a paint by numbers approach--connect compelling character A to plot event B. To avoid writing that's formulaic, predictable, and slow, How to Write a Page Turner will help you sew the threads of tension tight for an unforgettable story. You'll learn how to: • Recognize the essential tension elements of danger, conflict, uncertainty, and withholding, and add them to your fiction • Create levels of tension in your characters through flaws, dialogue, power struggles, and more • Build tension at energetic markers throughout the plot • Use intimate imagery, strong sentences, and well-chosen words to build tension in exposition While this book walks you through the key areas that need tension building, from character to plot, it also delves deeper, analyzing exceptional examples from contemporary fiction's most gripping page-turners. So as you dive into the inner conflicts of a character's deepest psyche, to the mechanics of how you reveal information to the reader, you'll also discover how to craft a story your readers can't put down!

Intimate Character Sketches of Abraham Lincoln

Unfortunately , there has been so much written and pictured in fiction and
caricature , on second and third party's authority ... My interest and purpose in
writing these few intimate character sketches of Lincoln , with quotations from
others who ...

Author: Henry Bascom Rankin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B61087

Category: Presidents

Page: 338

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Write Free

Equal parts writer's workshop and spiritual journey, this open-hearted guide will show you how to attain and sustain the creative life you desire.

Author: Rebecca Lawton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1537781464

Category:

Page: 160

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Equal parts writer's workshop and spiritual journey, this open-hearted guide will show you how to attain and sustain the creative life you desire. Based on a time-tested principle and using methods pioneered by the authors, Write Free provides a wealth of inspiration, advice, and activities. Exploring how we attract the conditions and events in our lives, Write Free is an invaluable aid for writers, creative souls, and others who want to envision and achieve the inspired life of their dreams.

Practical Tips for Writing Popular Fiction

The beliefs of your characters , particularly when they put themselves at some
physical or emotional risk to act on them , are so personal , so intimate , that the
relationship between reader and character deepens . To develop this intimate ...

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 089879515X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 149

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Offers advice on writing genre fiction, covering characterization, plot construction, motivation, dialogue, and pacing

Erasmus His Life and Character as Shown in His Correspondence and Works

54 TREATISE ON LETTER - WRITING . intimate with Faustus and another new
poet ; with Delius I have the keenest contests . I am devoting myself entirely to
books , collecting my scattered compositions and preparing new ones . I allow
myself ...

Author: Robert Blackley Drummond

Publisher: London : Smith, Elder

ISBN: NYPL:33433082355854

Category:

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Modern Essays of Various Types

But such so - called essays lacked the easy , intimate character of conversational
writing . They were more like scientific treatises written to unfold the subject and
instruct the reader , not to reveal the mind and heart of the author . An essay is ...

Author: Charles Alexander Cockayne

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89099440919

Category: American essays

Page: 391

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Fundamentals of Writing for Radio

THE INTIMATE AUDITORIUM We have discussed the intimate auditorium of the
radio theater from the aspects of writing dialogue ... We have already seen what
this means in terms of character identification and dialogue ; it goes beyond that ...

Author: Rome Cowgill

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000232259

Category: Radio authorship

Page: 301

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How to Write and Get it Published

Perhaps only one percent of what you know about your characters will be
detailed in your story . ... accomplished , most professional authors prefer
detailed and otherwise intimate character biographies before the writing of a
story begins .

Author: David S. Akens

Publisher: Edorts Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0873979966

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This practical guide to strengthening writing skills and getting noticed in the cut-throat publishing industry will benefit aspiring authors, struggling authors, or anyone with an unpublished manuscript. Among the topics covered are how to read intelligently and carefully; understanding setting and characterisation; how to write character biographies and characteristics lists; plotting, drafting, and writing; reasons why manuscripts are rejected; finding agents, publishers, and printers; and marketing and sales strategies. This complete set of start-to-finish tools puts the emphasis back on good writing as the surest means of getting published for profit.

On Writing

These are missives from the authorial front line – urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration of trying to make thousands of words into a publishable book.

Author: A.L. Kennedy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448130344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books – it’s just a wonder she’s found the time. These are missives from the authorial front line – urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration of trying to make thousands of words into a publishable book. At the core of On Writing is the hugely popular blog that Kennedy writes for the Guardian – and we follow her during a three-year period when she finished one collection of stories and started another, and wrote a novel in between. Readers and aspiring writers will have almost everything they need to know about the complexities of researching, writing and publishing fiction, but they will be receiving this wisdom conversationally, from one of the funniest and most alert of our contemporary authors. Alongside the blogs are brilliant essays on character, voice, writers’ workshops and writers’ health and the book ends with the transcript of Kennedy’s celebrated one-person show about writing and language that she has performed round the world to huge acclaim. Read together, all these pieces add up to the most intimate master-class imaginable from one of the finest – and most humane – writers in our language.

New Writing and Daylight

ever , be no doubt its social function in the life of the nation is of a far more
intimate character than in the case of Western nations . It has still remained , to a
considerable extent , a moral institution in the deeper sense of the word . The
reasons ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014221629

Category: Literature, Modern

Page:

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Literature and the Writing Process

It at once assumed the intimate character of a home, while she herself invested it
with a charm which it reflected like a warm glow. There was with her a feeling of
having descended in the social scale, with a corresponding sense of having ...

Author: Elizabeth McMahan

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0023797053

Category: College readers

Page: 1089

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Female Characters in Contemporary Kenyan Women s Writing

... many other memories remain personal recollections that have no addressee
on the figural level . This formal device accentuates the private and intimate
character of some experiences that are never meant to be shared with another
person .

Author: Marie Kruger

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Madison African

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111302530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 68

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Writing

For greater subjectivity , the author may move inside his character to record not
only what was seen and heard , but more intimate sense impressions : what was
smelled , tasted , touched . If the author records these more intimate character ...

Author: Katharine C. Turner

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113692540

Category: Creative writing (Higher education)

Page: 186

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Everyman s Encyclopaedia

Excellent B.s character may be revealed in his trivial as well as were written in
great number during the 19th in his serious ... Lord Herbert of Cherbury to insert
familiar letters , written to intimate ( 1583–1648 ) , and Anne Harrison , Lady Fan
 ...

Author: Ernest Franklin Bozman

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000032369878

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

I did not write with the idea or the desire that he should I had not at that time
received Mr. publish it ; but when I am writing a letter Satyamurti's letterof an
intimate character which I do not ** from persons representing weighty and want
on any ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112041489060

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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A Handbook of Oklahoma Writers

It will contain intimate character sketches of the history makers of Oklahoma . Mr .
Douglas divides his time between his home in El Reno and a summer home , “
Trail ' s End Cabin ” in the Cherokee Hills . It is in this latter place that he does ...

Author: Mary Hays Marable

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059896970

Category: American literature

Page: 308

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Writing for the Broadcast Media

The number of different characters and settings is limited ( especially in regular
series ) because of the smaller screen size , the more intimate nature of the
medium , and time and financial constraints that require concentration on a
limited ...

Author: Peter E. Mayeux

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: IND:39000016216397

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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