Writing Help

Today, I’m promoting some awesome writing thesauruses by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi.

Now, most writing books and I don’t get along.

Like, at all.

I have bought and borrowed tons of them and none really seemed to help with anything I was struggling with.

One of the things I struggle with more in my writing is emotion. I mean, my handsome knight  has been killed by a dragon and his guts are everywhere and the girl he loves and who loved him, is laughing a witch screeching laugh.

Ok, it’s not that bad but you get the point.

So when I came across these books, I brought them as soon as I could afford them and they really have been an awesome help.

An example would be the trait “haughty”.
A definition of the word haughty is given and similar flaws,  ex. arrogant, disdainful, etc.
Then there is a list of possible causes. Examples are:
  • Taking pride in one’s family
  • Believing that others are less intelligent than oneself.
  • Using one’s influence to ensure those deemed inferior do not gain esteem in other’s eyes.

Then the book gives (for the word haughty)

  • Associated thoughts
  • Associated emotions
  • Positive Aspects
  • Negative Aspects
  • Example from Literature
  • Overcoming This Trait As A Major Flaw
  • Traits in Supporting Characters That May Cause Conflict

You can find these books here
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