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Fiction Is Folks: How to Create Unforgettable Characters


Publisher:Writers Digest Books



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Robert Newton Peck does not believe in writing stories or novels. He lets his characters write them, and in Fiction Is Folks you'll learn the tricks of his well-polished trade: How to use yourself as a character and when not to: How to write about people the way they actually are - instead of how they ought to be; What homework you need to do on each of your characters - and how to use the results; "Narrative Drag" - what it is and how to cure it; Where to find buzz words and how to use them to your best advantage; How to turn what bugs you into a salable idea; Why you should invite trouble into your story. Peck employs the talents of such characters as Mr Fido Fastbuck, Mona Miniver, Mrs Surly, Bathless Bart, and T J Bigdesk, all of whom play their roles to the hilt as you learn what characters are all about... and how the right characters make your story unforgettable to your editor and to your readers.

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