Character drives story—any story, any genre. Imagine 2001: A Space Odyssey without HAL, Tolkein without Gandalf, or Ian Fleming without James Bond. A great character can’t save a bad book, but the best writing in the world won’t survive a weak one.
For over 25 years, M.L. has been studying Character Voice. This book collects what he has learned so far. A set of practical tools that work for any genre and any writing style. He also discusses how to evaluate which will work for you.
Do these tools guarantee flawless characters? If only. Are they essential to create a character who will keep your readers awake all night? Absolutely! Every author uses them in some form. In this book M.L. Buchman makes them understandable and accessible.