Monday, August 16, 2010
More on Character...
So, if you've been around you know I've been thinking about characters and character development. (See Character vs. Plot.)
I've also been reading Jeff Gerke's amazing book The Art and Craft of Writing Christian Fiction. He's had some excellent chapters on character.
As a self proclaimed plot-first writer he starts and the basics and really gets into the depths of character creation. It has really made me think. I believe I've found some of the weak points in mine and its helping me mend them.
Here are some really cool quotes out of the book...
"Long after we forget the good feelings a work of fiction produces in us, after we forget the great special effects or the magnificent cinematography or the stirring soundtrack, we are left with the resonance of great characters.
Strong, believable, fully realized characters will make your fiction memorable. Even if you have the most brilliant premise and the best craftsmanship and the most wonderful cover design in the world, what will separate your fiction from the pack will be your characters."
"The only thing that will make your fiction endure will be excellent characters."
~The Art and Craft of Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke
I'm going to do a give-a-way of this book, so check back. :-)
Thanks for reading,