Monday, October 21, 2013

Inspiration Post: Week 4!

It's our last full week of writing!

Today is our fourth inspirational post, and to keep you inspired we're giving away the Positive Trait Thesaurus, by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi!


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. Click here for a sample entry!

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Today is also the launch of Angela and Becca's new project, Writers Helping Writers. They're doing a ton of giveaways, and setting up a project for writers to assist other writers with their projects.

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