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    Book Review: Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card

    (Affiliate link) Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card Vivid and memorable characters aren’t born: they have to be made   This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination. Award-winning author Orson […]

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    Marta looked out at the really beautiful sunset. “Wouldn’t it be nice to be sitting on the beach with no worries about now, “ she said sadly. “And only the bugs for company.” Joe said gruffly. He was older than Marta, but didn’t look it as if time had frozen him at the moment of […]