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Revealing the Essence of Your Characters Check List. Write to Reveal Character Checklist.rnTrue character can only be revealed by action. At the same time, the reader must be aware of the mental and emotional responses of the character prior to the action. Here is a checklist of things to consider when creating your characters.
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Lajos Egri's Character Bone Structure Physiology. Lajos Egri's Character Bone Structure Physiology 1. Sex 2. Age 3. Height and weight 4. Color of hair, eyes, skin 5. Posture 6. Appearance: good-looking, over- or ...
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The Three Modes of Characterization--Dialogue--Action-- Description or Direct Statement--Aims of Characterization-- To Show the Nature--To Show the Man as a Physical Being-- Character and Plot--Characterization by Speech-- Characterization by Statement--Characterization by Action. Characterization is an unlovely term, but it stands for much. In fact, it stands for so much that it is the hardest point of technique to discuss adequately. In the fiction writer's vocabulary, it stands for things as diverse as the necessity that the whole action of a story be significant in relation to character, and the necessity that the persons of the fiction seem real and individual, apart from any unique quality of their actions. Whether the action of a story is significant in relation to character depends upon whether the writer has discovered a real plot and developed it properly; whether the persons of a story seem tangible and unique apart from their actions depends upon the writer's skill in describing them and transcribing their speech. That is to say, characterization is a matter accomplished by narration, by description, and by the transcription of speech. A reader of a story has a clue to the natures of its people in their actions, in their words, and in what the writer has to say about them.
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Character Chart for Fiction Writers: Looking for an easy way to keep track of your character's biographical information? Trying to come up with some unique personality details? Print and use this chart to enrich your characters' identities.
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Writing: You and Your Characters: Once I admitted to myself that I had the raging hunger to write, I gobbled up every book on the subject could find. I still have most of them; I've just gathered fourteen and stacked them beside my computer monitor for inspiration. Each has a chapter on characterization. If you're looking for technical jargon, have I got some used books for you! It seems that there are all kinds of characters: developing characters, static characters, round characters, fiat characters, cardboard characters (oh, are there cardboard characters!), viewpoint characters, sympathetic characters, unsympathetic characters, stock characters, confidantes, foils, spear carriers,narrators, protagonists, antagonists. But that's not all; characters can play many roles. There are fiat, sympathetic, static confidantes, like the unnamed first-person narrator in H. G. Wells "The Time Machine." Or developing, fiat, unsympathetic antagonists, like HAL in 2001, A Space Odyssey. Still with me?
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Getting Started in Fiction Writing: Learn the basic rules of writing fiction -- Essentially, fiction is narrative and all narrative tells about changes taking place in time. Fiction is not necessarily untrue; historical fiction may be quite true, perhaps more fully true than history itself.
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Fiction Writing Character Chart - A useful way to “learn” more about your characters is to fill out a character chart for each of them—at least for the more important ones. It’s a great deal more information than you will actually use in your novel, but it will help you as a writer to understand your characters more fully as people. With experience, you will be able to selectively fill out only those portions of the chart you feel will be pertinent to your character.
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rnMost people read fiction not so much for plot as for company. In a good piece of fiction you can meet someone and get to know her in depth, or you can meet yourself, in disguise, and imaginatively live out and understand your passions. The writer William Sloan thinks it boils down to this: ‘‘Tell me about me. I want to be more alive. Give me me.’’ Source: Novakovich, J. ( 1995)Fiction Writer’s Workshop, C incinnati, Ohio: S tory Press,‘Character’, pp.48–66;‘Setting’, pp.25–42. http://socialpolitan.org/y/writersworkshop
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