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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


Larry Brooks, the creator of 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

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