- Series: Writers Helping Writers
- Paperback: 252 pages
- Publisher: JADD Publishing (October 3, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0989772519
- ISBN-13: 978-0989772518
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 256 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Attributes (Writers Helping Writers) Paperback – October 3, 2013
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"In these brilliantly conceived, superbly organized and astonishingly thorough volumes, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi have created an invaluable resource for writers and storytellers. Whether you are searching for new and unique ways to add and define characters, or brainstorming methods for revealing those characters without resorting to clichés, it is hard to imagine two more powerful tools for adding depth and dimension to your screenplays, novels or plays."
~ Michael Hauge, Hollywood Script Consultant and Story Expert, author of Writing Screenplays That Sell
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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This is a resource that I will us again and again, for as long as I am writing fiction.
This one focuses on building a well rounded character. It gives a good understanding of the villain in a novel, and how despite people wanting there to be no redeeming qualities within them, even their actions can be based on something positive within their character. I use these three books more than any in my library, and keep them near at hand whenever I sit down to write. I love how they give lists of characteristics that could rub the wrong way with each positive trait, so you can build truly complex characters. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to become an author, or is one already.
The thesaurus is not just a list of traits but and in-depth look at each trait that can save a writer hours of thought and research.It can also save us from boring characters. This book and its companion are must-haves!