A book for beginning writers, with constructive but elementary advice on characterization, as an essential of fiction writing. The creative process of characterization, and its components, fully explained and illustrated; behaviour, appearance, speech, walk and gesture, thoughts, actions and reactions, motivation, complexities, contrasts, and method of developing plot from characters. Special chapters on the various media, short shorts, stories, radio, stage and screen, etc. At the close, four models in good characterization. To the initiated it seems fairly obvious material; to the student, it should prove of constructive aid.