Living and Breathing:
How to Make Your Characters Come Alive

by Joelle Steele

Cover, Living and Breathing: How to Make Your Characters Come Alive by Joelle Steele

2014 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-1-940388-11-3

May 14, 2014: Did a publisher reject your manuscript because the characters were "flat"? Don't let it happen again! Joelle Steele Enterprises has just released a new and expanded edition of author Joelle Steele's Living and Breathing: How to Make Your Characters Come Alive. Steele shows you how to create and develop multi-dimensional and believable fictional characters.

Whether your characters are based on real people or larger-than-life creations from your imagination, you can make them come alive with Steele's tips for naming characters, motivating them, and creating family backgrounds and backstories, cultural and economical status, appearance, dialect and dialogue, jobs, cars, and homes. Also included are sample character sketches, and a collection of commonly asked questions answered by the author and taken from her writing columns, classes, and workshops.


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REVIEWS

I am surprised at how much information you managed to fit into such a small book. It was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks. - Paul H., Medford, Oregon

I am one of those first-time writers whose manuscript got rejected because editors found my characters to be "flat." Your book gave me a wealth of advice for fleshing out characters and making them real. Thanks very much for writing it. - C. Hayes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I have two books on this subject, but this little one summed it up so much better. - Heidi Lammas, New York, New York

There was a lot more in this book than I expected to find. You definitely do cut through the fluff and filler and get right to the point. Good work. Thanks! - M. Garson, Santa Monica, California


PRESS RELEASES

January 28, 2004: Did a publisher reject your manuscript because the characters were "flat"? Don't let it happen again! Living and Breathing: How to Make Your Characters Come Alive by author Joelle Steele shows you how to create and develop fictional characters who are multi-dimensional and believable, whether based on real people or larger-than-life creations from your imagination. You can make your characters come alive with Steele's tips for creating family backgrounds and family histories, examples of character traits, use of dialect and dialogue, sample character sketches, and commonly asked questions answered by the author and taken from her writing columns, classes, and workshops. Saddle-stitched, 44 pgs, Joelle Steele Enterprises.