Creating Convincing Characters (Paperback)

By Nicholas Corder

Compass Books, 9781782791645, 184pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

List Price: 14.95*
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This book answers the question, "How do we go about inventing great characters that our readers will care about, root for, love, hate or fear?" Using friendly, accessible language, we'll look at why great characters are vital to writers and a range of strategies from the simple listing of attributes to more complex ideas for creating fully realised, multidimensional characters with fascinating backstories.

About the Author

Nicholas Corder is a widely published author of books, stories and plays. He has taught creative writing in schools, hospitals, prisons, libraries, colleges and universities. He lives in Staffordshire, UK.