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Creating Character

(2013)
(The second book in the Red Sneaker series)
A non fiction book by

 
All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt, despite what you might have heard elsewhere. If your characters don't interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. "Action is character," Aristotle wrote, but what does that mean, and how can you use that fundamental principle to create dynamic fiction that will captivate readers? This book explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story. Using examples spanning from The Odyssey to The Da Vinci Code, Bernhardt discusses the art of character creation in a direct and easily comprehended manner. The book also includes exercises designed to help writers apply these ideas to their own work.

William Bernhardt is the author of more than thirty novels, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of legal thrillers. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. His programs have educated many authors now published by major houses. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large."

The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

 
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life (Red Sneaker Writers Books) (Volume 2)
Author(s): William Bernhardt
ISBN: 0-9893789-0-X / 978-0-9893789-0-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Babylon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life: Red Sneaker Writers Books, Volume 2
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: Babylon Books
Availability: Amazon   

December 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life: Red Sneaker Writers Books, Volume 2
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: Babylon Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life (Red Sneaker Writers Book Series 2)
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: Babylon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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