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Publisher Description

Crafting likable, interesting characters is a balancing act, and finding that perfect mix of strengths and weaknesses can be difficult. Not only does a well-drawn protagonist need positive attributes to help him succeed, he must also have flaws that humanize him and give him something to overcome. The same is true of villains and the rest of the story’s supporting cast. 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?

TAKE CHARACTER CREATION TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL


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. Each entry includes possible causes, attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, and related emotions
Real examples from literature, film, or television to show how each flaw can create life challenges and relational friction
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 
Downloadable tools to aid writers in character creation

The Negative Trait Thesaurus sheds light on your character’s dark side. Written in list format and fully indexed, this brainstorming resource is perfect for creating deep, flawed characters readers will relate to.

GENRE
Reference
RELEASED
2013
October 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
264
Pages
PUBLISHER
JADD Publishing
SELLER
JADD Publishing
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

DMK1978 ,

Wonderful For Writers

This is amazing for characters development. I use this and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus when learning about my characters. I believe my books are fuller, deeper, more real because of theses writing guides.

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