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Art of Character Creating Memorable Characters for Fiction, Film, and TV

ISBN-10: 014312157X
ISBN-13: 9780143121572
Edition: 2013
Authors: David Corbett
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The ultimate guide for creating captivating charactersFormer private investigator andNew York TimesNotable author David Corbett offers a unique and indispensable toolkit for creating characters that come vividly to life on the page and linger in memory. Corbett provides an inventive, inspiring, and vastly entertaining blueprint to all the elements of characterization—from initial inspiration to realization—with special insights into the power of secrets and contradictions, the embodiment of roles, managing the "tyranny of motive," and mastering crucial techniques required for memorable dialogue and unforgettable scenes. This is a how-to guide for both aspiring and accomplished writers that renders all other books of its kind obsolete.

Lee Child is the pen name of Jim Grant. He was born in Coventry, England in 1954. He attended law school at Sheffield University, worked in the theater, and finally worked as a presentation director for Granada Television. After being laid off in 1995 as a result of corporate restructuring, he decided to write a book. The Killing Floor won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and became the first book in the Jack Reacher series. In 2012 the first motion picture feature of Jack Reacher was released staring Tom Cruise.International Thriller Writers, Inc. (ITW)was founded in 2004 and is the largest group of thriller writers in the world, representing over two billion books in print, with over one hundredNew York Timesbestselling authors on its roster. ITW is an innovator in creating unusual marketing opportunities to promote its author’s books and expand the reach of the genre. Founded by Gayle Lynds and David Morrell, the board of directors has included such luminaries as Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, James Rollins, Jon Land, Carla Neggers, MJ Rose, Douglas Preston, and David Dun. ITW’s first anthology, the bestsellingThriller, edited by James Patterson, has sold over 150,000 copies.Contributors Include:Jeffery Deaver Linda Barnes Brett Battles Lee Child David Corbett Joseph Finder Jim Fusilli John Gilstrap James Grady David Hewson David Liss Gayle Lynds John Ramsey Miller P.J. Parrish Ralph Pezzullo MJ Rose S.J. Rozan Lisa Scottoline Jenny Siler Erica Spindler Peter Spiegelman

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