Nayad Monroe (nayad) wrote,
Nayad Monroe

2008 Books #3: Characters & Viewpoint, by Orson Scott Card

I'm going to keep Characters & Viewpoint on my little shelf of excellent writing books. Reading it was immediately helpful with some fretting I was doing about my current set of characters, but more importantly, it seems like this is the kind of book that I'll be able to read again next year, and grasp something that went over my head the first time, then again the following year, and so on.

Since the book was written in the late '80s, some of the references in it are a bit out of date--he mentions the show Moonlighting several times, for example, and if I were five years younger I wouldn't know what the hell he was talking about--but those bits are minor, so I'm going to say that I'd recommend this book to writers anywhere from absolute newbie level up to somewhere significantly above my level (and I will leave it to you to determine what that might be).
Tags: 2008 books

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