- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: JADD Publishing (September 24, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0989772500
- ISBN-13: 978-0989772501
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 272 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws Paperback – September 24, 2013
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About the Author
Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are bestselling authors, writing coaches, and international speakers. Their books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. Angela and Becca also co-founded their popular Writers Helping Writers site, a hub where authors can hone their craft, as well as One Stop For Writers, an innovative online library built to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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Before you get to all the amazing flaws, the thesaurus is prefaced with helpful sections on roles of flaws within character arc; roles of flaws within a relationship; building your characters; villains; how to show flaws and the difficulties you can run into when crafting flawed characters.
The Negative Trait Thesaurus, along with its companion, The Positive Trait Thesaurus should be kept at hand throughout the process of writing of your first or your fiftieth novel, and every one in between.
Well-rounded characters need flaws. Developing these flaws, and helping our characters reach their goals in spite of them, is part of the fun of storytelling. The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws, by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, is the ideal resource to help you craft those deliciously flawed characters.
Is your protagonist vindictive? Timid? A hopeless worrywart? This handy thesaurus surveys these and over 100 more flaws in detail.
This thesaurus and its companion guide, The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes, have been instrumental in helping me rebuild my novel. Through the guidance they provide, I’ve discovered how embarrassingly little I knew about my characters.
The Thesaurus authors also maintain an award-winning website, Writers Helping Writers. It’s a goldmine of tools for writers that I’ve bookmarked and refer to often.
How are your fictional characters doing? Could they benefit from The Negative Trait Thesaurus?
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