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Write Characters Your Readers Won't Forget: A Toolkit for Emerging Writers

Write Characters Your Readers Won t Forget A Toolkit for Emerging Writers I just don t care enough about your character Write Characters Your Readers Won t Forget is a toolkit for addressing that issue Packed with exercises abundant examples and practical strategies t

  • Title: Write Characters Your Readers Won't Forget: A Toolkit for Emerging Writers
  • Author: Stant Litore
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • I just don t care enough about your character Write Characters Your Readers Won t Forget is a toolkit for addressing that issue Packed with 30 exercises, abundant examples, and practical strategies, this guidebook will help you write unforgettable characters who come alive on the page, create compelling dialogue, and chart breathtaking emotional journeys for you I just don t care enough about your character Write Characters Your Readers Won t Forget is a toolkit for addressing that issue Packed with 30 exercises, abundant examples, and practical strategies, this guidebook will help you write unforgettable characters who come alive on the page, create compelling dialogue, and chart breathtaking emotional journeys for your characters Stant Litore is the author of The Ansible Stories, The Zombie Bible, The Running of the Tyrannosaurs, and Dante s Heart Best known for his weird fiction, alternate history, and scifi, he has taught frequent courses for writers across the genres and has served as a developmental editor for Westmarch Publishing His own fiction has been acclaimed by NPR, has served as the subject of scholarly work in Relegere and Weird Fiction Review, and he has been hailed as SF s premier poet of loneliness He lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters, and is working on his next book.

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      Stant Litore doesn t consider his writing a vocation he considers it an act of survival As a youth, he witnessed the 1992 outbreak in the rural Pacific Northwest firsthand, as he glanced up from the feeding bins one dawn to see four dead staggering toward him across the pasture, dark shapes in the morning fog With little time to think or react, he took a machete from the barn wall and hurried to defend his father s livestock the experience left him shaken.After that, community was never an easy thing for him The country people he grew up with looked askance at his later choice of college degree and his eventual graduate research on the history of humanity s encounters with the undead, and the citizens of his college community were sometimes uneasy at the machete and rosary he carried with him at all times, and at his grim look He did not laugh much, though on those occasions when he did the laughter came from him in wild guffaws that seemed likely to break him apart As he became book learned, to his own surprise he found an intense love of ancient languages, a fierce admiration for his ancestors, and a deepening religious bent On weekends, he went rock climbing in the cliffs without rope or harness, his fingers clinging to the mountain, in a furious need to accustom himself to the nearness of death and teach his body to meet it A rainstorm took him once on the cliffs and he slid thirty five feet and hit a ledge without breaking a single bone, and concluded that he was either blessed or reserved in particular for a fate far worse.Finding women beautiful and worth the trouble, he married a girl his parents considered a heathen woman, but whose eyes made him smile She persuaded him to come down from the cliffs, and he persuaded her to wear a small covenant ring on her hand, spending what coin he had to make it one that would shine in starlight and whisper to her heart how much he prized her Desiring to live in a place with fewer trees though he misses the forested slopes of his youth , a place where you can scan the horizon for miles and see what is coming for you while it is still well away, he settled in Colorado with his wife and two daughters, and they live there now The mountains nearby call to him with promises of refuge.Driven again and again to history with an intensity that burns his mind, he corresponds in his thick script for several hours each evening with scholars and archaeologists and even a few national leaders or thugs wearing national leaders clothes who hoard bits of forgotten past in far countries He tells stories of his spiritual ancestors to any who will come by to listen, and he labors to set those stories to paper Sometimes he lies awake beside his sleeping wife and listens in the night for any moan in the hills, but there is only her breathing, soft and full, and a mystery of beauty beside him He keeps his machete sharp but hopes not to use it.facebook zombiebible thezombiebiblezombiebible gmailzombiebible

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    1. "Write Characters Your Readers Won't Forget" by Stant Litore is a slim, but incredibly focused intensive writing course concerning character creation. It's an excellent book filled with delicious writing wisdom. Included herein, are 3o writing exercises of differing difficulty levels. None of which I've yet attempted. They will challenge and encourage you to be thoughtful and honest in your character creation, two hallmarks of a true storyteller. I'm looking forward to applying myself.8/10


    2. I tend to not read books about writing, if only because they generally tend to not be that helpful at all. The help I'm looking for, the answers I'm seeking, aren't to be found. Even so, either because I'm stubborn, or naive, I keep looking, so I keep reading books on writing craft. But, guys, I finally found the right one. Stant Litore's Write Characters Your Readers Won't Forget is a small book, but densely packed with information and examples. You won't find meaningless filler here. He makes [...]


    3. A no nonsense book. I hate reading 150 page plus, how to books of minimal useful information with filler that has no context. This book gets straight to the point with helpful exercises that can improve your writing instead of hindering it.


    4. Litore provides effective exercises and questions to boost writers’ knowledge of their characters’ lives, and he shines a light on nuances of character building many of us may not have considered. This was a well-written and helpful text, and I would recommend it for writers of any skill level because there is bound to be something you haven’t considered about character-creation before. I was pleasantly surprised by how well Litore knows his audience; I am guilty of what the last chapter d [...]


    5. Uno de los aspectos más importantes de toda historia, puede que el que más, son los personajes de la misma. Si no tienes personajes memorables para que el lector se preocupe por ellos, lo tienes crudo. En este libro podrás encontrar muchas claves para desarrollar tus personajes, hacerlos tridimensionales y potenciar su relación con otros elementos de la historia. Muy muy recomendable para todos los que quieran aprender más sobre el arte y ciencia de contar historias.


    6. Great tools! This book was very beneficial. I enjoyed all of the exercises. I was able to learn and understand how to fully develop my characters. I was able to learn how to connect with my readers. This book is highly recommended for inspiring and current writers. This gave me the motivation I need to become successful in my story telling and creativity.


    7. Some of the chapters here truly help reinforce good reading and writing habits that we often label as mere common sense. You'll thank yourself later if you decide to read even half of this informative book.


    8. I read this as I have an ever growing collection of Non-Fiction novels on writing. This was a short book, to the point and full of exercises and examples. It helps I think that many of the examples come from books or stories that are very what I would call common knowledge to today's writers and readers. I didn't do all of the exercises, but I can see where the ones I didn't do would be useful, and I found several of the ideas/chapters very enlightening when looked at using a different angle tha [...]


    9. I enjoy reading and collecting books on books and books on writing. My newest is: Write Characters Your Readers Won't Forget by Stant Litore. A complicated subject which Stant manages to explain in understandable terms for any writer who is just starting out. Old pro's may also get some good from this one. Read it, do the writing exercises he suggests and you'll learn while having some fun throwing down words.


    10. This is the best book I've read on writing characters, period. It's probably not a beginner's book, but for someone who has a manuscript (or 5) to work with, it's packed full of eye-opening tips and techniques for creating characters you don't want to turn away from, focusing especially on their strengths and weaknesses that the author points out are often two sides of the same coin. Well worth a read and a highlighter!


    11. The Exercises were PowerfulThe character exercises were out of the box and insightful.I finally understand the making of a character arc and now know where to go back and add reinforcements to show my protagonists drive.




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