Oct 7, 2011

Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card

The blurb (from Goodreads):
This guide provides practical, in-depth instruction on how fiction writers can make the best choices in creating characters and handling viewpoint. Writers will learn how to put original, yet realistic people in their stories, while choosing the viewpoint that best suits the characters and the storyline.

My Thoughts:

Solid, strong and believable characters are the essence of a good book! This book is the perfect guide on how to built this kind of characters. From the very simple things, like their personality and looks to the more complex ones, like the reasons behind their acts, this book explains them all. It is well writen and easy to understand. It can help you create and develop the characters of your story, and why not, maybe your whole story.

I never thought that characters are the most important thing in a story, but I realized as much by reading this book. Even if the storyline is not that strong, extraordinary characters can make even the simpliest of ideas blossom into something beautiful.

The only thing you have to do is make them as real as they can be. Have reasons and motives, hopes and fears, a past and dreams for the future. Give them life. This is a book that helps you with that.

It is the only book I've read about writing and I think that it's given me everything I needed!

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