Search This Blog for Authors, Publishers, Reviewers and Books

Add Your Logo or Avatar to This New Book Review Reader List:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Writing Character: Essential Writers' E-Book

The Three Dimensions of Character: Going Deep and Wide To Develop Compelling Heroes and Villains
By Larry Brooks
E-book
www.storyfix.com


Synopsis

Larry Brooks, the creator of Storyfix.com and the bestselling author of five novels, has released a new ebook entitled, "The Three Dimensions of Character -- Going Deep and Wide to Create Compelling Heroes and Villains."

The ebook is available from his Web site for $14.95.

Brooks takes a unique approach to the essential task of characterization by breaking the process down into three realms of depth, each with a succinct aspect of character and each with inherent risks and rewards, as well as criteria for effectiveness. The common shortfall of characterization, says Brooks, is that writers stop short of fully vesting their heroes and villains with all three dimensions, rendering them shallow stereotypes based on only the first dimension of quirks, ticks, habits and surface identity choices.

Group licensing and bulk order discounts available.

Brooks has two other ebooks available from his site, one on story structure and the other offering 101 "slightly unpredictable" tips for writers. His new novel, Whisper of the Seventh Thunder releases in March, and he has a writing book coming out in early 2011, published by Writers Digest Books. He is a frequent workshop instructor and keynote speaker at writing conferences across the United States. You may contact him at storyfixer@gmail.com.

-----
The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. It is a free service offered to those who want to encourage the reading of books they love. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've loved. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page. Reviews and essays are indexed by author names, reviewer names, and review sites. Writers will find the index handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor.
And while you're at it, as a courtesy to the author, please retweet this post:

1 comment:

Term Papers said...

I have been visiting various blogs for my Term Papers research. I have found your blog to be quite useful. Keep updating your blog with valuable information... Regards