Friday, February 22, 2013

Books read in 2013: No. 12 -- Fiction Techniques #2: Characters Wanted

by Charles Gramlich

Started: Feb. 22
Finished: Feb. 22

Notes: This is the second of this author's short e-books about the craft of writing. I enjoyed the first one so much, I had to check out the second.

Mini review: One of the things I really like about this series is that it is very down to earth. You don't feel like you're being lectured to or that you're reading through some long, boring text book. No, this book is written more like you were sitting at a table with another writer, sharing a few beers while talking about the craft. I appreciate that, and find it rare in most books about writing. Here was a nice refresher on some things I mostly know, but don't think about because I take most of it for granted. The author here opened my mind up to some things concerning character I hadn't thought about in a while, and yep, it's got me thinking again. I'm already imagining some changes, things I might not ordinarily try, to my next writing project.