Plot Versus Character by Jeff Gerke

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Plot Versus Character by Jeff Gerke


Some people are plot first novelists and some are character first novelists.  This book will help you to be a well-balanced author so that both your plot and your characters are excellent.  Another great book by Jeff Gerke.



From the Publisher

What’s more important to a story: a gripping plot or compelling characters?

Literary-minded novelists argue in favor of character-based novels while commercial novelists argue in favor of plot-based stories, but the truth of the matter is this: The best fiction is rich in both.

Enter Plot Versus Character. This hands-on guide to creating a well-rounded novel embraces both of these crucial story components. You’ll learn to:

Create layered characters by considering personality traits, natural attributes, and backgrounds
Develop your character’s emotional journey and tie it to your plot’s inciting incident
Construct a three-act story structure that can complement and sustain your character arc
Expose character backstory in a manner that accentuates plot points
Seamlessly intertwine plot and character to create a compelling page-turner filled with characters to whom readers can’t help but relate
And much more
Filled with helpful examples and friendly instruction, Plot Versus Character takes the guesswork out of creating great fiction by giving you the tools you need to inject life into your characters and momentum into your plots.

About the Author

Jeff Gerke is an editor and author of fiction and nonfiction including such books as the Operation: Firebrand novels. He is the founder of Marcher Lord Press, an indie publishing company dedicated to producing Christian science fiction and fantasy.

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