The Writer’s Guide to Character Traits

Author: Linda Edelstein

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582972466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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From serial killers to business tycoons to politicians, The Writer's Guide to Character Traits profiles the mental, emotional, and physical qualities of dozens of different personality types. With this book's highly accessible format, writers can mix and match the traits of specific personality types to create original, complex characters. Unique personality styles and types are profiled, including psychopaths, cult members, overachievers, addicts, amnesia victims, social climbers, career criminals and philanthropists. In addition, this guide includes sections on the personality types of children, physical disorders that influence personality, and outlines of typical and atypical human development.

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.

A Writer's Guide to Fiction

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101143889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.

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 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

View: 1515

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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."--

A Writer's Guide to Characterization

Archetypes, Heroic Journeys, and Other Elements of Dynamic Character Development

Author: Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599635593

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 451

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Develop compelling character arcs using the power of myth! In the best novels, characters undergo dramatic changes that keep readers turning pages. A Writer's Guide to Characterization shows you how to develop such meaningful character arcs in your own work--stories of transformation that will resonate with readers long after the story ends. In this comprehensive guide, author Victoria Lynn Schmidt examines cross-cultural archetypes to illustrate how they can make your work more powerful and compelling. Plus, you'll learn how to draw from Jungian psychology to add complexity and believability to your characters. Schmidt also provides: 40 lessons on character development (with examples from well-known films and novels) that you can apply to your own work Questionnaires and exercises to help you select male and female archetypes and adapt them to your story 15 classic animal archetypes (including the coyote, snake, tiger, and butterfly) you can use to build convincing character profiles With A Writer's Guide to Characterization, you'll have the information you need to infuse the development of your characters with drama and authenticity.

The College Writer: A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching

Author: Randall VanderMey,Verne Meyer,John Van Rys,Patrick Sebranek

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285437950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 752

View: 914

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Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated four-in-one book-with a rhetoric, a reader, a research guide, and a handbook-for users at any skill level. Throughout the book, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing-from voice to documentation-and offer models for users’ own papers. The fifth edition features a greater focus on writing across the curriculum, further supported within the research chapters by additional coverage of report writing, primary research, and avoiding plagiarism. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The College Writer: A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching, Brief

Author: Randall VanderMey,Verne Meyer,John Van Rys,Patrick Sebranek

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285974697

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

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Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER, BRIEF, is a fully updated three-in-one book-with a rhetoric, a reader, and a research guide-for users at any skill level. Throughout the book, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing-from voice to documentation-and offer models for users' own papers. The fifth edition features a greater focus on writing across the curriculum, further supported within the research chapters by additional coverage of report writing, primary research, and avoiding plagiarism. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Krieg und Frieden

Author: Leo Tolstoi

Publisher: Null Papier Verlag

ISBN: 3954181711

Category: Fiction

Page: 1300

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Zwischen 1863 und 1869 schuf Leo Tolstoi dieses Werk, das in seiner erzählerischen Breite auf bis dahin unerreicht kunstfertige Weise einen Historien-, Familien- und Bildungsroman vereinte. Hintergrund ist der Krieg zwischen Russland und Frankreich. Der mit über 200 Figuren überreich bevölkerte Roman schildert die Schicksale dreier Familien über mehrere Generationen hinweg. Tolstoi spring kunstvoll zwischen familiären, privaten Szenen und der Schilderung von Schlachten und kriegerischen Manövergesprächen hin und her und bietet so ein einen einmaligen Einblick in die russisch-aristokratische Seelenlage der damaligen Zeit. Das Buch ist psychologischer Spiegel und kulturphilosophisches Brennglas in einem. Der geschickte Aufbau des Buches und die sprachlich bis ins Letzte ausgefeilte Intensität ließen Tolstois Werk schnell zu einem Klassiker von Weltrang werden. »O Himmel, welch heftiger Überfall!« erwiderte der Fürst, ohne durch diesen Empfang in Aufregung zu geraten. Der Fürst trug die goldgestickte Uniform des Hofes mit Ordenssternen, seidene Strümpfe und Schnallenschuhe. Sein Gesicht zeigte beständig ein liebenswürdiges Lächeln. Er sprach Französisch, jenes gewählte Französisch, in dem unsere Großväter nicht nur sprachen, sondern auch dachten, und in dem gemessenen, herablassenden Ton eines einflußreichen Würdenträgers, der am Hofe alt geworden ist. Er näherte sich Anna Pawlowna, küßte ihr die Hand, indem er sein kahles, parfümiertes Haupt neigte, und ließ sich dann bequem auf einem Sofa nieder. »Vor allem, verehrte Freundin, beruhigen Sie mich über den Zustand Ihrer Gesundheit«, fuhr er in galantem Tone fort, der aber nicht frei von Spott war. Null Papier Verlag www.null-papier.de

Interactive Storytelling for Video Games

Proven Writing Techniques for Role Playing Games, Online Games, First Person Shooters, and more

Author: Josiah Lebowitz,Chris Klug

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113612733X

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 4534

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What really makes a video game story interactive? What's the best way to create an interactive story? How much control should players be given? Do they really want that control in the first place? Do they even know what they want-or are their stated desires at odds with the unconscious preferences? All of these questions and more are examined in this definitive book on interactive storytelling for video games. You'll get detailed descriptions of all major types of interactive stories, case studies of popular games (including Bioshock, Fallout 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Heavy Rain, and Metal Gear Solid), and how players interact with them, and an in-depth analysis of the results of a national survey on player storytelling preferences in games. You'll get the expert advice you need to generate compelling and original game concepts and narratives.With Interactive Storytelling for Video Games, you'll:

Sprint

Wie man in nur fünf Tagen neue Ideen testet und Probleme löst

Author: Jake Knapp,Braden Kowitz,John Zeratsky

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.

The First Five Pages

A Writer'S Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection P

Author: Noah Lukeman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451623739

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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IF YOU'RE TIRED OF REJECTION, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts each month. While it's the job of these publishing professionals to be discriminating, it's the job of the writer to produce a manuscript that immediately stands out among the vast competition. And those outstanding qualities, says New York literary agent Noah Lukeman, have to be apparent from the first five pages. The First Five Pages reveals the necessary elements of good writing, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or poetry, and points out errors to be avoided, such as * A weak opening hook * Overuse of adjectives and adverbs * Flat or forced metaphors or similes * Melodramatic, commonplace or confusing dialogue * Undeveloped characterizations and lifeless settings * Uneven pacing and lack of progression With exercises at the end of each chapter, this invaluable reference will allow novelists, journalists, poets and screenwriters alike to improve their technique as they learn to eliminate even the most subtle mistakes that are cause for rejection. The First Five Pages will help writers at every stage take their art to a higher -- and more successful -- level.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 7623

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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Kingdom of Shiva

Author: SIVKISHEN

Publisher: PartridgeIndia

ISBN: 1482813408

Category:

Page: 426

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This helps to share knowledge on the Vedic Science, Philosophy, and Spiritual Wisdom that are hard to decode embedded in Vedas. This is a perfect blend of dharma, karma, divinity, belief, philosophy, literature, science, mathematics, technology, social sciences, morals, etc. with many scientific theories explained unfolding myths and mysteries! A must for everyone to share" Elixir of Truth.." Sivkishen, Author I recommend this book to everyone. It is believed that a mere glance at Sri Chakra gives the result of performing hundred Vedic rituals then what if the goddess is Meditated upon, Praised and Glorified as purest form of Consciousness! This book does exactly that!" - Karuna Gopal, President, Futuristic Cities, HYDERABAD, INDIA "A must-read for anyone who wants to learn about the true way of life, this book provides right orientation and knowledge to face the challenges of life by aligning them of valuable life" - Prof. S.P. Garg, on selection panel of IBPS, Banks, Financial Institutions and Faculty for Management Institutes, Jaipur. India Kingdom of Shiva is book on authentic Mythological classic epic stories is 'Amazing Vedic Epic the one'. This is Eastern Wisdom a must to have at least one." Prof. Surendera Kala, Ex-ICLS, Ex-Director ICSI Presently Visiting Professor Strategic Management at Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, India Kingdom of Shiva, illustrates that only a clear mind and heart may spark bright ideas. It motivates the reader not to just dream but believe in the self and face every challenge of life with courage and unshaken faith in oneself. A must read for all of us."- Shanti Singh, B. Com LLB, Director, Vidyadayani Junior and Degree College for Women, Hyderabad India Kingdom of Shiva is an Excellent Creative Work of Kishenji! I will term it Eastern Law of Attraction! A must to have at least one!" - Rachel Lander, Entrepreneur, Management Consulting. UK

The Complete Literary Guide to the Bible

Author: Leland Ryken,Tremper Longman III

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310877423

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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The EditorsLeland Ryken Wheaton College (Illinois) Tremper Longman III Westminster Theological Seminary The Authors Fredrick Buechner Novelist John Sailhamer Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Wilson G. Baroody (deceased) Arizona State UniversityWilliam F. Gentrup Arizona State UniversityKenneth R.R. Gros Louis Indiana University Willard Van Antwerpen Indiana University Nancy Tischler The Pennsylvania State University V. Philips Long Covenant Theological Seminary Michael Hagan North American Baptist Seminary Richard L. Pratt, Jr. Reformed Theological Seminary Douglas Green Yale University Wilma McClarty Southern College Jerry A. Gladson First Christian Church, Garden Grove, California Raymond C. Van Leeouwen Calvin Theological Seminary G. Lloyd Carr Gordon College Richard Patterson Liberty University James H. Sims The University of Southern Mississippi Branson L. Woodard, Jr. Liberty University Amberys R. Whittle Georgia Southern University John H. Augustine Yale University Michael Travers Grand Rapids Baptist College Marianne Meye Thompson Fuller Theological Seminary John W. Sider Westmont College Carey C. Newman Palm Beach Atlantic CollegeWilliam G. Doty The University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa Chaim Potak Novelist Gene Warren Doty University of Missouri-Rolla Sidney Greidanus Calvin Theological Seminary