The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes (Writers Helping Writers)

By | June 30, 2017
The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Attributes (Writers Helping Writers) Author Angela Ackerman
ISBN-10 0989772519
ISBN-13 9780989772518
Year 2013-10-03
Pages 252
Language English
Publisher JADD Publishing
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It s a writer s job to create compelling characters who can withstand life s fallout without giving up But building authentic memorable heroes is no easy task To forge realistic characters we must hobble them with flaws that set them back while giving them positive attributes to help them achieve their goals So how do writers choose the right blend of strengths for their characters attributes that will render them admirable and worth rooting for without making it too easy for them to succeed Character creation can be hard but it s about to get a lot easier Inside The Positive Trait Thesaurus you ll find A large selection of attributes to choose from when building a personality profile Each entry lists possible causes for why a trait might emerge along with associated attitudes behaviors thoughts and emotions Real character examples from literature film or television to show how an attribute drives actions and decisions influences goals and steers relationships Advice on using positive traits to immediately hook readers while avoiding common personality pitfalls Insight on human needs and morality and how each determines the strengths that emerge in heroes and villains alike Information on the key role positive attributes play within the character arc and how they re vital to overcoming fatal flaws and achieving success Downloadable tools for organizing a character s attributes and providing a deeper understanding of his past his needs and the emotional wounds he must overcome If you find character creation difficult or worry that your cast members all seem the same The Positive Trait Thesaurus is brimming with ideas to help you develop one of a kind dynamic characters that readers will love Extensively indexed with entries written in a user friendly list format this brainstorming resource is perfect for any character creation project

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