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Former private investigator David Corbett offers a unique and indispensable toolkit for creating characters that come vividly to life on the page and linger in memory. Corbett... Read more
Former private investigator David Corbett offers a unique and indispensable toolkit for creating characters that come vividly to life on the page and linger in memory. Corbett provides an inventive, inspiring and vastly entertaining blueprint to all the elements of characterisation from initial inspiration to realisation with special insights into the power of secrets and contradictions, the embodiment of roles, managing the 'tyranny of motive,' and mastering crucial techniques required for memorable dialogue and unforgettable scenes.
The Art Of Character Paperback edition by David Corbett
David Corbett worked as a private investigator for fifteen years before becoming the widely acclaimed author of four novels, with short fiction twice chosen for "Best American Mystery Stories." He has taught at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, 826 Valencia, Chuck Palahniuk's LitReactor, and the San Francisco Writers' Grotto.
Former private investigator David Corbett offers a unique and indispensable toolkit for creating characters that come vividly to life on the page and linger in memory. Corbett provides an inventive, inspiring and vastly entertaining blueprint to all the elements of characterisation from initial inspiration to realisation with special insights into the power of secrets and contradictions, the...
As one of a handful of UK police officers trained in SAS deep-cover surveillance, David Corbett infiltrated the toughest communities, living among junkies, prostitutes, murderers and firearm dealers, in order to gather evidence that would lead to dozens of convictions. This is his story.
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Four-time Edgar Award?winning author Lawrence Block's definitive essay collection on the art of writing fiction
For ten years, crime novelist Lawrence Block funneled his wealth of writing expertise into a monthly column for Writer's Digest. Collected here for the first time are those pieces illuminating the tricks of the authorial trade, from creating vibrant characters and generating seamless plots, to conquering writer's block and experimenting with self-publishing.
Filled with wit and insight, The Liar's Bible is a must-read for experts, amateurs, and anyone interested in learning to craft great fiction from one of the field's modern masters.
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El Salvador: America's great Cold War success story and the model for Iraq's fledgling democracy if one ignores the grinding poverty, the corruption, the spiraling crime, and a murder rate ranked near the top in the hemisphere. This is where Jude McManus works as an executive protection specialist, currently assigned to an American engineer working for a U.S. consortium....
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Seven stories of desperation and death from a master of crime fiction
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