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Part II: CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE - Pg. 27

PART II CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE ow do the great writers get to know these products of their imagination so well that they seem to come alive? What are the essential attributes of a character who "jumps off the page"? And what's the secret of making them talk--that is, writing great dialogue? In this section, Mark Twain, F Scott Fitzgerald, Patricia Highsmith, and many other masters of characterization reveal their secrets, and a variety of exercises show you how to apply these lessons to your writing. H