Review: Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets A Novelist Can Learn From Actors by Brandilyn Collins
For the week, I wanted something different. I had read a lot of fiction books recently wanted a change. Since I was in middle school, I've always had this dream to write a book. I've started several stories but unfortunately I have not finished any.
I randomly stumbled upon Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn from Actors and I hoped that it would bring me much closer to actually finishing a book.
After finishing, I realize that I'm no where near ready to complete a book but I know where and how to start. I have a new sense of motivation to write.
Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn from Actors has great and useful tips that any inspiring writer would appreciate. The book isn't rushed and it clearly explains each section. And it also provides examples, incase the reader may be confused.
I've learned a lot by reading this book. There's a lot of information in this book. So it is a lot to remember. It would be useful to keep a pen and a paper handy while reading it so that the information can be sorted through quickly when the writing process actually begins.
This is a book that I could see myself returning to because of the vast information present.
I think one of the most interesting thing about the book is how the author used lessons that actors use. I had not really realized how similar writing a character and an actor "finding" a character are.
Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn from Actors is for anyone who is writing or struggling to write a book.