Part 1, Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2
• In the Introduction, the author states his goal as well as the different aspects of creative writing.
• A character is described and the initial impressions are outlined in Chapter 1.
• In Chapter 2, major and minor characters are discussed and their functions are explained.
• The author conveys the importance of the commitment to the truth that a writer must make.
Part 1, Chapters 3 and 4
• Chapter 3 begins with the ways that a writer can find characters and adapt them to fiction.
• Using the story itself can also lead a writer to new characters.
• The various ways to select a name for a fictional character are presented in Chapter 4.
• The author suggests using a list of characters and traits in order to maintain consistency when writing.
Chapters 5 and 6
• In Chapter 5, the four basic factors common to all forms of narrative writing are defined.
• As the author details the use...
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