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Really, we will know if this book is good if we can actually get published and better yet, if we can win awards.
In Part Two, Constructing Characters, Card explains that the characters we need depend on the type of story we are telling (e.g. an event story vs. a character story).
This has been the most insightful book that I have read on writing and I am very much looking forward to reading some of his other work.
It may seem basic at first, but the deeper one gets into it the more one realizes how important these principles are in creating a readable—and likeable—work.Published 2 months ago by ScStJ
Orson makes it perfectly clear how to develop characters, the different kinds of viewpoint and how to keep from bouncing around from head to head.Published 3 months ago by Linda Kennedy - Author of Brooke's Miracle - Harris Family Series
Person I bought it for said it read like a high school report - six pages to tell one something already known. He was quite disappointed in it.Published 9 months ago by Heart O'Mine
This is one of the best how to write books out there, even after all these years! GEt it now!Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I own over a dozen books on the subject, but this is the one I go to first and foremost. Card puts his finger on the essence of the subject.Published 11 months ago by RJK
An expert author gives expert advice. Great insight on characters and their POV, just as the title promises. I highly recommend to anyone who is a writer.Published 12 months ago by Stephanie R. Sanderson
Many good point to the complicated art of creating characters. It goes beyond just naming a character and delves into the 'who' you character is and ''why'. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mury2598
I have read this book more than once and found its advice very useful in my writings on several occassions.Published 15 months ago by Kagome
This is actually a very good, insightful book. My review is based on the 1988 edition, which I just finished re-reading. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Corwin