1. What is the intent of the author in "Characters and Viewpoint"?
In the Introduction, the author makes it clear that the book will focus on techniques that writers can use when they are creating fictional characters. These techniques will help bring the characters to life and engage the reader in the story.
2. As explained in the Introduction, on what are the author's suggestions based?
There are three main areas that the author is dealing with when offering suggestions about fictional writing: the necessity for justification, the importance of the narrator's connection with the reader, and the value of the craft of writing.
3. What kind of act is writing and how does it compare to other mediums?
Writing is a solitary act. It only requires one person, as opposed to films or plays, which are more collaborative.
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