The Art of Character|David Corbett
The Art of Character : Creating Memorable Characters for Fiction, Film, and TV
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Former private investigator and New York Times notable author David Corbett offers a unique and indispensable toolkit for creating characters that come vividly to life on the page and linger in memory. Corbett provides an inventive, inspiring, and vastly entertaining blueprint to all the elements of characterization-from initial inspiration to realization-with special insights into the power of secrets and contradictions, the embodiment of roles, managing the tyranny of motive, and mastering crucial techniques required for memorable dialogue and unforgettable scenes. This is a how-to guide for both aspiring and accomplished writers that renders all other books of its kind obsolete.


  • ISBN-13: 9780143121572
  • ISBN-10: 014312157X
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
  • Page Count: 416
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP