Creating Characters by Dwight V. Swain

By Dwight V. Swain

A jargon-free handbook at the fundamentals of constructing fascinating fictional characters

Vibrant, plausible characters aid force a fictional tale. besides a smart plot, well-drawn characters make us are looking to proceed studying a singular or end gazing a film. In growing Characters, Dwight V. Swain exhibits how writers can invent fascinating characters and increase them so they flow a narrative along.

“The center of character,” he says in bankruptcy 1, “lies in each one person tale person’s skill to care approximately whatever; to think implicitly or explicitly, that anything is important.” development on that foundation—the means to care—Swain takes the would-be author step by step in the course of the basics of discovering and constructing “characters who flip you on.” This uncomplicated yet thought-provoking how-to is a useful instrument for either the beginner and the professional author.

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By Dwight V. Swain

A jargon-free handbook at the fundamentals of constructing fascinating fictional characters

Vibrant, plausible characters aid force a fictional tale. besides a smart plot, well-drawn characters make us are looking to proceed studying a singular or end gazing a film. In growing Characters, Dwight V. Swain exhibits how writers can invent fascinating characters and increase them so they flow a narrative along.

“The center of character,” he says in bankruptcy 1, “lies in each one person tale person’s skill to care approximately whatever; to think implicitly or explicitly, that anything is important.” development on that foundation—the means to care—Swain takes the would-be author step by step in the course of the basics of discovering and constructing “characters who flip you on.” This uncomplicated yet thought-provoking how-to is a useful instrument for either the beginner and the professional author.

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Part Six or Book Six should not be attempted or practiced until after Part Six or Book Six has been practiced carefully from beginning to end. as the letters therein are easier than the ones found in this, and lead to the ones contained herein and make them easier. Every third copy is intended to be written crosswise on the paper over practice of previous copies, thereby ing paper and at the same time learning to write in a straight line without a guide other than the eye. " more and more Form and movement, for the first time, have been presented upon a made ready servants from the start in the art of learning to write well.

Finish the r with care. Swing gracefully from one line to the other. FOR PRACTICE. " Trifles make writing good or bad, and surely good writing is no trifle. Watch the little things and ere long your writing will be a glorious success. " It is said that "trifles Make about 200 make down strokes to the minute and about CO O's. See how freely and easily as well as how plainly you can write. INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRACTICE. Enthusiasm makes things easy. If you are interested you will enjoy the writing hour.

Use an easy movement. FORM STUDY. composed of principles 12. 2, 1, and 3 The second form looks and the last one is too narrow and hook-like in the beginning. The U finish, is like I with a fancy INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRACTICE. Cultivate a light, smooth, uniform touch of the pen to the paper. It encourages freedom movement. Last turn in second style U should not be more rounding than the first. Check the motion slighUy in making it, and in joining two small letters. End the first style toward the right so it will not resemble Y.

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