The Emotion Thesaurus

A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Author: Angela Ackerman,Becca Puglisi
Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform
ISBN: 9781475004953
Category: Reference
Page: 172
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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

A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Author: Angela Ackerman,Becca Puglisi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989772549
Category:
Page: 165
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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 clichéd 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 Emotional Wound Thesaurus

A Writer's Guide to Psychological Trauma
Author: Becca Puglisi,Angela Ackerman
Publisher: Jadd Publishing
ISBN: 9780989772594
Category: Creative writing
Page: 326
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Of all the formative experiences in a character¿s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, alter what they believe, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, all of which will affect the trajectory of a story. Enter The Emotional Wound Thesaurus, which explores over 100 possible traumatic experiences from a character¿s past and how they can impact the character in the present. Armed with this unique resource, authors will be able to root their characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it.

The Positive Trait Thesaurus

A Writer's Guide to Character Attributes
Author: Angela Ackerman,Becca Puglisi
Publisher: Jadd Publishing
ISBN: 9780989772518
Category: Creative writing
Page: 252
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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

A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws
Author: Angela Ackerman,Becca Puglisi
Publisher: Jadd Publishing
ISBN: 9780989772501
Category: Characters and characteristics in literature
Page: 264
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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 Urban Setting Thesaurus

A Writer's Guide to City Spaces
Author: Angela Ackerman,Becca Puglisi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989772563
Category:
Page: N.A
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Making readers care and feel like they're part of the story should be the number one goal for all writers. Ironically, many storytellers fail to maximize one of fiction's most powerful elements to achieve this: the setting. Not only can the right location become a conduit for emotion, it can also provide conflict, characterize the story's cast, reveal significant backstory, and trigger the reader's own emotional memories through sensory details and deep point of view. Inside The Urban Thesaurus, you'll find: A list of the sights, smells, tastes, textures, and sounds for over 120 urban settings Possible sources of conflict for each location to help you brainstorm ways to naturally complicate matters for your characters Advice on how to make every piece of description count so you can maintain the right pace and keep readers engaged Tips on utilizing the five senses to encourage readers to more fully experience each moment by triggering their own emotional memories Information on how to use the setting to characterize a story's cast through personalization and emotional values while using emotional triggers to steer their decisions A review of specific challenges that arise when writing urban locations, along with common descriptive pitfalls that should be avoided Downloadable tools to help you plan each setting so you can choose the right one for a scene, providing the biggest storytelling punch The Urban Setting Thesaurus helps you tailor each setting to your characters while creating a realistic, textured world readers will long to return to, even after the book closes.

The Rural Setting Thesaurus

A Writer's Guide to Personal and Natural Places
Author: Angela Ackerman,Becca Puglisi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989772556
Category:
Page: 260
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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.

Writer's Guide to Character Traits


Author: Dr. Linda Edelstein
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582973906
Category: Reference
Page: 384
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From Sex to Schizophrenia: Everything You Need to Develop Your Characters! &break;&break;What makes a person commit a white-collar crime? Who is a likely candidate to join a cult? Why do children have imaginary friends? How does birth order affect whether or not a person gets married? When does mind over matter become a crippling problem? &break;&break;Writer's Guide to Character Traits, 2nd edition answers all of these questions and many others. With more than 400 easy-to-reference lists of traits blended from a variety of behaviors and influences, you'll gain the knowledge you need to create distinctive characters whose personalities correspond to their thoughts and actions - no matter how normal or psychotic they might be. In this updated and expanded edition, you'll also find: &break;&break; Comprehensive instruction on how to use this book&break; New statistical information to help you create true-to-life characters&break; Corresponding exercises that show you how to put the material to work in your stories&break; A quick-reference index to make cross-referencing a snap&break; Idea sparkers to get your thoughts out of your head and onto the page &break;&break;Plus, you'll learn about common - and not so common - psychological, physical, and relationship disorders; delve into the minds of criminals; find out what it takes to be a professional athlete, scientist, and truck driver; discover what life is like for a gang member, suicidal teen, and alcoholic; and more. &break;&break;In Writer's Guide to Character Traits, 2nd edition, note psychologist and author Dr. Linda Edelstein takes you beyond generic personality types and into the depths of the human psyche where you're sure to find the resources you need to make your characters stand out from the crowd.

100 Common Misconceptions about the Emotion Thesaurus

A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Author: Adam Masey
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 9785458864343
Category:
Page: 44
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

The Writer's Guide to Psychology

How to Write Accurately about Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment and Human Behavior
Author: Carolyn Kaufman
Publisher: Linden Publishing
ISBN: 1610350154
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 234
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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 First Five Pages

A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
Author: Noah Lukeman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199575282
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
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Language, literature and biography.

Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus


Author: N.A
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199829926
Category: Reference
Page: 1050
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Features more than three hundred thousand synonyms and ten thousand antonyms, as well as nearly two hundred collections of nouns to add detail to writing and quick guides to easily confused words.

Master Lists for Writers

Book I, Knights of Manus Sancti
Author: Bryn Donovan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996715218
Category: Authorship
Page: 269
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Self-Editing for Fiction Writers


Author: Renni Browne,Dave King
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 226
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Covers characterization, exposition, point of view, dialogue, proportion, and voice

The Writer's Idea Thesaurus

An Interactive Guide for Developing Ideas for Novels and Short Stories
Author: Fred White
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599638225
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 311
View: 7843
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Endless ideas at your fingertips, and at the turn of a page... Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts. You'll find a vast treasury of story ideas inside, organized by subject, theme, and situation categories, and listed alphabetically for easy reference. Author and award-winning writing instructor Fred White shows you how to build out and customize these ideas to create unique plots that reflect your personal storytelling sensibilities, making The Writer's Idea Thesaurus an invaluable tool for generating creative ideas and vanquishing writer's block--for good. Inside you'll find: 2,000 unique and dynamic story ideas perfect for novels and short stories of any genre or writing style Twenty major idea categories, such as The Invasion of X, The Transformation of X into Y, Escape from X, The Curse of X, and more Multiple situations that further refine the major categories, such as The Creation of Artificial Life, The Descent Into Madness, Love in the Workplace, The Journey to a Forgotten Realm, and more Invaluable advice on how to customize each idea. The Writer's Idea Thesaurus is an interactive story generator that opens the door to thousands of new story arcs and plotlines.

Write Naked

A Bestseller's Secrets to Writing Romance & Navigating the Path to Success
Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440347344
Category: Romance fiction
Page: 240
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"Transform your passion for writing into a career. Regardless of the genre, every novelist faces a difficult task. Creating authentic characters and an engaging plot are challenging enough. But attempting to break into the hotter-than-ever romance genre, which is constantly flooded with new titles and fresh faces? It can feel impossible. To survive--and thrive-- you need the help and wisdom of an expert. New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Probst reveals her pathway to success, from struggling as a new writer to signing a seven-figure deal. Write Naked intermingles personal essays on craft with down-to-earth advice on writing romance in the digital age."--Page [4] of cover.

The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes and Heroines

Sixteen Master Archetypes
Author: Tami D. Cowden,Caro LaFever,Sue Viders
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615908113
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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Originally published: Hollywood, CA: Lone Eagle Pub., c2000.