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Creating Characters: A Writer's Reference to the Personality Traits That Bring Fictional People to Life

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This is an easy to use reference work that looks at character development from many different angles. The book does not tell writers how to write. Instead, it generates a thought process by asking crucial questions about characters' internal and external traits, and psychology.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published May 4th 2004 by McFarland & Company
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Berin Kinsman
Apr 05, 2016 Berin Kinsman rated it liked it
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Less of a book about character traits, and more of a synonym finder for words you might use to describe a character.
Jazz Feylynn
Great reference book for writing with a starting point in creating your novel's characters.
Brent
Aug 18, 2013 Brent rated it really liked it
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Very helpful. Great to jumpstart your thinking about your characters. A great alternative to the usual fill-in-the blank checklists of characters traits and data.
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Great reference book for writing with a starting point in creating your novel's characters.
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