the emotion thesaurus a writers guide to character expression

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The Emotion Thesaurus

Author : Angela Ackerman
ISBN : 1475004958
Genre : Reference
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"One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying emotion to the reader in a unique, compelling way. When showing our characters' feelings, we often grab onto the first idea that comes to mind, and our characters end up smiling, shrugging, nodding, and frowning far too much. Need some inspiration to get you beyond the basics? Inside The Emotion Thesaurus, you'll find: 75 emotion entires that list body language, thoughts, and visceral responses for each, a breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome them, body language and action cues that address both acute and suppressed forms of emotion, suggestions for each emotion that cover a range of intensity, from mild to extreme, 75 description tips on emotion, dialogue, characters, and setting."--

The Emotion Thesaurus

Author : Angela Ackerman
ISBN : 0989772543
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When it comes to writing fiction, emotion is key. In order to capture the reader?s empathy and allegiance, you must convey character emotion effectively. The Emotion Thesaurus is a tool that enables you to accomplish this by * highlighting 75 universal emotions and the internal and external cues associated with them. * identifying common emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome them. * suggesting logical escalations from one emotion to the next. * showing cues associated with acute and suppressed emotions. Authors, teachers, and students agree that The Emotion Thesaurus is a convenient and helpful resource for reaching past clich├ęd emotional phrases and coming up with fresh ways to express what their characters are feeling. Its user-friendly list format makes it easy to understand and easy to find exactly you need.

The Positive Trait Thesaurus

Author : Angela Ackerman
ISBN : 0989772519
Genre : Creative writing
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"Inside The Positive Trait Thesaurus, you'll find a large selection of attributes to choose from when building a personality profile, 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, and downloadable tools for organizing a character's attributes and providing a deeper understanding of his past, his needs, and his emotional wounds."--

The Negative Trait Thesaurus

Author : Angela Ackerman
ISBN : 0989772500
Genre : Characters and characteristics in literature
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"So how can writers figure out which flaws best fit their characters? Which negative traits will create personality clashes and conflict while making success difficult? Nothing adds complexity like character flaws. Inside the Negative Trait Thesaurus you'll find a vast collection of flaws to explore when building a character's personality, advice on building layered and memorable characters from the ground up, an in-depth look at backstory, emotional wounds, and how pain twists a character's view of himself, and his world, influencing behavior and decision making, a flaw-centric exploration of character arc, relationships, motivation, and basic needs, tips on how to best show a character's flaws to readers while avoiding common pitfalls, and downloadable tools to aid writers in character creation."--

The Writer S Guide To Character Traits

Author : Linda Edelstein
ISBN : 158297246X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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From serial killers to business tycoons to politicians, The Writer's Guide to Character Traits profiles the mental, emotional, and physical qualities of dozens of different personality types. With this book's highly accessible format, writers can mix and match the traits of specific personality types to create original, complex characters. Unique personality styles and types are profiled, including psychopaths, cult members, overachievers, addicts, amnesia victims, social climbers, career criminals and philanthropists. In addition, this guide includes sections on the personality types of children, physical disorders that influence personality, and outlines of typical and atypical human development.

The Writer S Guide To Psychology

Author : Carolyn Kaufman
ISBN : 9781610350150
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An accurate and accessible survey of modern psychological theory and practice, this reference offers professional writers practical advice for incorporating psychological elements into their work. With easy-to-understand explanations and definitions, this book is an invaluable resource for any writer wishing to add realistic details to scenes that depict psychologists, mental illnesses and disorders, and psychotherapeutic treatments. Designed around the needs of professional fiction and nonfiction writers, this is an easy-to-use resource that includes historical and modern psychological treatments and terms and refutes popularly held misconceptions.

The Rural Setting Thesaurus

Author : Angela Ackerman
ISBN : 0989772551
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Within the pages of a book lives a place of a writer's imagining, one that has the ability to pull readers in on a visceral level. But the audience's emotional fascination will only last if the author is able to describe this vibrant world and its inhabitants well. The setting is the unique story element that brings together characters and events. So much more than stage dressing, the setting is able to evoke mood, provide unique challenges that force the hero to acknowledge his faults and fight for what he wants, and hold a mirror up to his emotions, peeling back the layers of his most intimate feelings, fears, and desires.

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