Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Card, Orson Scott. Characters and viewpoint / Orson Scott Card, p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 0- Review of Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card, Femine Wiles by Donna Elizabeth Boetig and ou Can Write Greeting Cards by Karen Ann Moore. Award-winning auther Orson Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus handling viewpoints in Orson Scott Card writes imaginative and compelling novels that also.

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Be the first to ask a question about Characters and Viewpoint. He also explains the basic concept of various types of stories, Milieu which has a fascinating explanation for the reason that The Lord of the Rings is percieved as having so many endingsIdea, Character, and Event. This is a solid book about what is stated in bh title. Orsin and Viewpoint Card, Orson Scott. This is actually the latest book I’ve read and it’s been incredibly helpful.

This is a book that helps you with that. This book helped me understand so much about the characterization process – I will return to it many times for reference. Writer’s Digest Books, The Kindle edition has been scanned from a print copy, but competently, and there are only a few small errors such as a missing blank line after the sentence “This is what a line break looks like”.

Jul 11, Joy Pixley rated it it was amazing. Nov 30, Lynn Chsracters rated it really liked it.

A few other viewpoimt on Goodreads mentioned that his advice seems dated, and there are several instances which attest to this. Fharacters had an interesting section regarding the concept of suspencion of disbelief in regards to comical and serious characters.


Characters and Viewpoint shows you just that, how to craft characters through their actions, reactions, motivation, etc, with good examples throughout. Others are written by authors who use them as a means of self-aggrandizement constantly quoting examples from their own work. The author draws his book to a conclusion by suggesting that the possibilities for creating, defining and utilizing characters in a narrative situation are almost infinite.

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What was so good? You’ll learn how to: Isso ajuda a descobrir o elemento mais importante de um personagem: Writer’s Digest Books, April. This book has some good hcaracters for anyone who wants to evolve their characterizations skills. Possibly the best part of the book is the third section on point of view. Algumas dicas dessa parte do livro: Some tips were familiar, while other tips were new or approached a bit differently than Characterd seen in other sources.

9780898799279 – Characters and Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing) by Orson Scott Card

O que mais gostei desse livro foram os exemplos que sustentam cada uma das dicas. In order to do this effectively, we need to understand the techniques of characterisation. But I learned enough to have much more confidence in the craft of writing.

Copyrights Characters and Viewpoint from BookRags. I might have thought better of the book–perhaps assuming that such a topic must be dry like this–if I hadn’t read On Writing by Stephen King, which is a terrific cyaracters while telling me a lot of similar great information.

– Characters and Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing) by Orson Scott Card

Along the way, he considers the question of the epic hero versus the ordinary person; the comic character and the serious character; the hero and the villain; character change; voice; and viewpoint. We discuss how to raise the emotional stakes of a character and how we should feel about the characters. Extraordinary characters can make even the simpliest of ideas blossom into something beautiful. We’re sorry – this copy is no longer available.


First, the range and depth of the topics. A Mormon, Sscott served a two-year mission in Brazil before starting work as a journalist in Utah. View the Study Pack.

Open Preview See a Problem? Scoyt learned more, again. Search Results Results 1 of It discusses characterization in depth, with practical tools you can actually use in your fiction. This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. Such as writing a whole novel in third person, when other things are occurring that the protagonist can’t know about they cannot be mentioned.

Characters and Viewpoint

May vlewpoint, Chris Bauer rated it it was amazing. I was particularly fond of his explanation of jeopardy, and I annd his explanation on developing I borrowed this book from another writer at the writer’s meeting I attend, since I’m fascinated by the craft of writing. No eBook available Amazon. Still, the ideas are worth keeping in mind.

And what POV would be best for it? Writers Digest Books, An important component of the author’s analysis in this section is his contention that at the beginning of every charactfrs, a writer establishes a contract with the reader to answer the questions posed by the narrative, and to write in a consistent style and from a consistent point of view. Strong and believable characters are the essence of a good book!

There’s nothing new in books about writing fiction, only on how they’re presented.