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The emotional wound thesaurus : a writer's guide to psychological trauma

Author: Angela Ackerman; Becca Puglisi
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2017.
Series: Writers helping writers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First pring editionView all editions and formats
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Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life's ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately--not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Ackerman; Becca Puglisi
ISBN: 9780989772594 0989772594 9781370496150 137049615X
OCLC Number: 1012490134
Description: 315 pages : illustrations (tables) ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Writers helping writers.
Responsibility: Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi.

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Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life's ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately--not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. 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 your story. Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character's behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help. Inside, you'll find:A database of traumatic situations common to the human experienceAn in-depth study on a wound's impact, including the fears, lies, personality shifts, and dysfunctional behaviors that can arise from different painful eventsAn extensive analysis of character arc and how the wound and any resulting unmet needs fit into itTechniques on how to show the past experience to readers in a way that is both engaging and revelatory while avoiding the pitfalls of info dumps and tellingA showcase of popular characters and how their traumatic experiences reshaped them, leading to very specific story goalsA Backstory Wound Profile tool that will enable you to document your characters' negative past experiences and the aftereffectsRoot your characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it. With its easy-to-read format and over 100 entries packed with information, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus is a crash course in psychology for creating characters that feel incredibly real to readers.

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