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Characters and viewpoint

Author: Orson Scott Card; Janice Card
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, 1999.
Series: Elements of fiction writing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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Describes the function of characters in a story, discusses motive, stereotypes, models, minor characters, comedy, and transformation.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orson Scott Card; Janice Card
ISBN: 0898799279 9780898799279
OCLC Number: 41461020
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Inventing characters: What makes a good fictional character? --
Where do characters come from? --
Making decisions --
Constructing characters: What kind of story are you telling? --
Hierarchy --
How to raise the emotional stakes --
What should we feel about the character? --
Hero and the common man --
Comic character: controlled disbelief --
Serious character: make us believe --
Transformations --
Voices --
Presentation vs. representation --
Dramatic vs. narrative --
First-person narrative --
Third person --
A private population explosion.
Series Title: Elements of fiction writing.
Other Titles: Characters & viewpoint
Responsibility: by Orson Scott Card ; [illustrations by Janice Card].

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Describes the function of characters in a story, discusses motive, stereotypes, models, minor characters, comedy, and transformation.

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