This work contains all the necessary ingredients for creating successful fictional characters. Starting with the most basic - choosing the right name - it shows you how to understand and get to know your characters, their conflicts, motivations and development. She then demonstrates the art of visual writing to get the most out of characters, using worked examples from the author's own novels. Other key steps include: achieving the human appeal, avoiding contrivances, a character checklist, creating tension and testing the strength of your characters. No one can write a successful novel without creating the right characters and this practical guide shows you how to do so step-by-step.
Used availability for Jean Saunders's How to Create Fictional Characters
June 2006 : UK Paperback
December 1992 : UK Paperback