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The writer's source book : practical strategies for writers seeking support for character and plot development

Author: C P Sykes
Publisher: London : Teach Yourself, 2011.
Series: Teach yourself--
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inspiring insights and practical exercises which will help you develop, refine and polish every aspect of your work - from plot to character and from beginning to end.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Problems and exercises
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C P Sykes
ISBN: 1444136593 9781444136593
OCLC Number: 860608451
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 199 pages).
Contents: Cover; Book title; Contents; Meet the author; In one minute; 1 Starting at chapter one; Reading and watching; Targeting the reader --
how and why?; Games for characters; The creative bubble; 2 Where characters come from; Simple exercises to find characters; A few character types; Finding characters from newspaper stories; Bringing characters to life; 3 Strategies for improving your writing; Working with outlines; How to put up scaffolding to build a piece of writing; Polishing a piece of writing; Making your writing concrete --
avoid empty words; 4 Inside out or outside in. Creating characters from inside out or outside inCreating characters from outside in; Flat and round characters; 5 What if?; Further exercises in creating characters from outside in; 'Wallet-litter'; 'What if' questions --
the importance of asking 'What if?'; 6 Surface appearance and reality; Surface appearance and reality in characters and stories; Creating memorable and enduring characters; Creating characters from inside out; Powerful character drives; 7 Character and setting; Creating character through setting; Revealing inner life through place; Objects and setting. Places into plot --
a tale of two settings8 Monologue, dialogue and action; Writing monologues for your characters; How dialogue characterizes people; The surface world of dialogue; How to 'novelize' a script; 9 Character and viewpoint; Who will tell the story?; Finding the right voice; The unreliable narrator; 10 Story concepts; A common way to structure a piece of writing; How many plots are there?; The importance of secondary characters; The dynamic relationship of character and plot; 11 Genre and plot; Learning from other writers; The demands of genre; How to let characters go. Letting go of your writing12 A few final words --
further work; Writing in and out of your comfort zone; Revision; Appendix one; Appendix two; Taking it further; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Series Title: Teach yourself--
Responsibility: Chris Sykes.

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Inspiring insights and practical exercises which will help you develop, refine and polish every aspect of your work - from plot to character and from beginning to end.

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