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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