A Tutorial on The Negative Thesaurus & Some Valuable Pacing Tips

Blogger extraordinaire and all-around wonderful person Jami Gold was telling me about how people are using The Negative Trait Thesaurus in the character creation process. But she did mention a general lack of ideas on how to use this book during the drafting and revision stages. So I’ve addressed that gaping hole in the writing blogosphere with a guest post at her blog. If you’re on the fence about the usefulness of this book or would like some tips on how to utilize it once the story has started flowing, feel free to check it out.

Also, Lisa Hall-Wilson has graciously allowed me to post at The Candid Writer today, where I’ll be talking about pacing. If you don’t know Lisa, do check her out. She’s the complete bomb when it comes to the ins and outs of Facebook.


Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling. You can find Becca online at both of these spots, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
This entry was posted in Characters, Pacing, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
7 years ago

I can’t wait to get a copy of this!! It’s definitely on my Christmas list this year!!

Robert Scanlon
7 years ago

I have bought the two new books, but have been so busy writing and editing that I haven’t read them!

I use the Emotion Thesaurus a LOT in first drafts, but the idea of using the two new books in revising & editing sounds great! I will head over and read that now 😉

PS. I would happily have joined the Goodreads giveaway, but alas, you did not include Australia … (when I ran mine I used USA, CA, UK and AU)

Jami Gold
7 years ago

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am for your guest post on using the Trait books during drafting and revision. I hope others find it as helpful as I do. 🙂