Item description for Characters in Search of an Author by A Williams Billie...
Building a character from the ground up is simple. Building a memorable, living, breathing human being is a most daunting and complicated task... until now. With her trademark candor and unparalleled teaching style, Billie A. Williams, master character-builder and prolific freelance writer, reveals a cornucopia of character-building tips, tricks, and tools you can master in one afternoon. Now you can breathe life into the characters you create and enjoy the fulfillment of lively stories that can be retold for generations. With these tools, your characters can become the stuff of legend; memorable, entrancing, exasperating, lovable, unforgettable.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher Filbert Publishing
ISBN 1932794158 ISBN13 9781932794151
Availability 59 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 18, 2017 08:26.
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A valuable resource Jul 29, 2007
Reading Characters in Search of an Author by Billie A. Williams is full of tips that will help writers wishing to create characters that will captivate an audience. Williams shows how to create believable, consistent and reliable characters throughout her book. Each chapter provides different methods on how to do this. Activities such as interviewing your character, creating detailed profile and statistics sheets will help the writer breathe life into their characters while keeping track of all of the details. Williams also provides solutions to problems such as dialogue writing, toning down a character that is too happy or adding depth to one that is lacking personality in easy to read charts. Assisting the writer further, Williams provides exercises at the end of each chapter to help anchor what was just read. The book is interesting and fun to read, assisting those starting to create a character or those looking to add depth to characters already created.
Good Source for would be writers!! May 7, 2007
This book has all the character traits that anyone could want to explore for their books. You could get some really twisted people or some really good people depending on what you want. The exercises work really well for character developement practice and are worth trying even if you aren't sure you want to write a book. They will expand your imagination if nothing else.