8 Steps to Side Characters 8 Steps to Side Characters
Better Writers Series

8 Steps to Side Characters

How to Craft Supporting Roles with Intention, Purpose, and Power

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Publisher Description

Do your characters fail to bring your story to life? Are they flat, boring or have no depth? Is your story lacking a little cohesion or sparkle?


In 8 Steps to Side Characters, you’ll discover: 

A step-by-step guide for creating side characters that bring your story alive
The main types of side characters and what you should do with them
The key to crafting character depth that hooks readers
How to harness your character’s voice to deepen your reader's experience
Tips and tricks for using details to enhance characterization 
Methods for killing characters that will help deepen plot, theme and story
Dozens of ideas for creating conflict with your side characters 
Tactics for differentiating characters and making them feel real to your reader 
Character archetypes and functions
The most common pitfalls and mistakes to avoid 



8 Steps to Side Characters is a comprehensive writing guide that will help you create the side characters your story needs. This book is packed with tips and tricks for polishing characters for writers at any level.   If you want to power up your characters, eliminate dull and lifeless archetypes, and perfect your characterization, this is the book for you. By the end of this book, you'll know how to strengthen your characters to give your story, prose and plot the extra something special it needs to capture a readers and fans for life.


If you like dark humor, learning through examples and want to create better side characters, then you’ll love Sacha Black’s guide to crafting supporting roles with intention, purpose, and power. Read 8 Steps to Side Characters today and start creating kick-ass stories.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2021
July 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
297
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atlas Black Publishing
SELLER
Pannonica Hawkins de Koenigswarter
SIZE
2.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Christine Niles ,

Don't expect to read this quickly.

From the first f-bomb to the final word, 8 Steps to Side Characters: How to Craft Supporting Roles with Intention, Purpose, and Power was STUFFED with irreverent and invaluable tips and techniques to help authors go beyond their main characters and make every character more relatable without taking up a million pages of backstory or irrelevant detail.

Black dives deep into the deep end of the craft pool, discussing the roles of side characters, how they can (and should) contribute to the story's plot, theme, and voice, and even death -- how to use them effectively as witnesses or even how to kill them in the most heartbreaking ways.

Don't expect to just read through from start to finish, though. I did, and now I'm starting again, more slowly. Deliberately. So give yourself time. Every chapter brings something new and applicable -- you'll find yourself stopping to write (and to laugh) without even realizing you're doing it!

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