The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Psychological Trauma
  • The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Psychological Trauma
  • The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Psychological Trauma
ISBN: 0989772594
EAN13: 9780989772594
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 13, 2017
Pages: 326
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 9.88" L x 6.89" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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 experience

  • An in-depth study on a wound's impact, including the fears, lies, personality shifts, and dysfunctional behaviors that can arise from different painful events

  • An extensive analysis of character arc and how the wound and any resulting unmet needs fit into it

  • Techniques 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 telling

  • A showcase of popular characters and how their traumatic experiences reshaped them, Read More chevron_right

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   Gets a little traumatic
They were right to proceed with caution if there was anything you wanted to avoid thinking about, Levine said. It's hard to just sit down and read this book for pleasure since it deals with so much with trauma.
This is a truly masterpiece of information, that is a must for any writer of any kind of book, fiction or non-fiction. The book details everything you must know to write about humans.
   Love the whole series! This book is awesome.
I've used all but one of them.
   Excellent reference - from beginning to end!
A reference that will last a lifetime. The personality traits emerge from emotional wounds a person has suffered, along with triggers that may aggravate a wound and opportunities for a person to overcome a previous wound. A writer's assistant can help with a story line, and can help with any other writing needs. The book is a must-have for any book club. Please mark this review as helpful. Thanks for the support!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I own the entire series and the only complaint I have is that there are only 6 left. [soon to be 7] Write more books! I can't believe how good these are, Tunick said.
   Good reference
For example, if there is no variation of the alphabet, then there has to be some cross referencing. I'm a huge fan of morbid math, Raymond said. A lot of the family related ones are super repetitive and dont really have any unique elements to them. 0 18490201 Not surprisingly, the majority of the people found the Zentangle tiles extremely repetitive and did not really have any unique elements to them. probably half of them could be folded into something like Family trauma-related traits, but perhaps the extremes are useful in that it suggests traumas for people who know what their character behaves like, but don't know precisely why yet. Honestly, since I have the e-book version, it took no especial effort to fast-scroll past, so I don't consider it a star dingingly heinous factor. 0 2622010 2622070 I must have been on vacation," said a relative, referring to the fact that the first two books took no special effort to fast-scroll past.
   Physical book looks great
It was a tough decision, but I decided to just take a chance, he said. Everything looks great. The content is GREAT, but my main reason for making this post was to provide any concerned potential purchaser with a bit of ease and let them know that the physical book is also a good option for purchase, Mr. Dhaliwal said.
   Diagnose what's happening in your character's heads
What a waste of time, Mr. Rule told the judge. Thanks to Angela Ackerman and Bruno Pugilisi for this super useful reference. This works well alongside their other thesauruses, such as the Negative and Positive traits thesaurus.
   Free Therapy - Oh, and comprehensive scenarios!
The Emotional Wound Thesaurus has added a free THERAPY option to its book. While using this to give my characters more dimension, I recognized some of my own behaviors and was able to link them back to emotional wounds from my past and use the information provided for some needed self-awareness and self-compassion. But, back to intended purpose of this guide - the comprehensive scenarios will help authors define and reveal characters through the provided triggers, behaviors, beliefs, fears and possible personality traits. The money can be used for projects to build empathy or disdain for your characters. This is an ongoing and much used resource, Mr. Dhaliwal said. Thanks for the tip.
I'm a huge fan of the first two books, but this one stands out. All the books are great resources for writers, booksellers said. They are also great teachers, Bruno said. The book helps readers to think outside the box and to think critically. The tutors help you to give your characters a balanced view of the world. If you are taking a creative writing class, you may want to consider using the credit cards.