“I just don’t care enough about your character.” Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget is a toolkit for addressing that issue.
Packed with 30 exercises, abundant examples, and practical strategies, this guidebook will help you write unforgettable characters who “come alive” on the page, create compelling dialogue, and chart more breathtaking emotional journeys for your characters.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stant Litore is the author of the nonfiction titles Lives of Unforgetting and On the Other Side of the Night, and the fiction titles Ansible, The Zombie Bible, Dante’s Heart, and The Dakotaraptor Riders. Best known for his weird fiction, alternate history, and science fiction, he holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver (as Daniel Fusch). He has served as a developmental editor for the independent writers’ collaborative Westmarch Publishing, and his work on character development has been featured in Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction. Litore’s fiction has been acclaimed by NPR, has served as the topic for scholarly work in Relegere and Weird Fiction Review, and he has been hailed as “SF’s premier poet of loneliness.” He is fascinated by ancient languages, history, and religious studies. He does not currently own a starship or a time machine but would rather like to. He lives in Colorado with his wife and three children and hides from visitors in the basement library beneath a heap of toy dinosaurs, tattered novels, comic books, incomprehensibly scribbled drafts, and antique tomes. He is working on his next novel, or several.
He has frequently taught these classes to standing room only at Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Castle Rock Writers Conference, and other professional events for fiction writers.
Cover art by Sarah Menzel.
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