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.
I can’t wait to get a copy of this!! It’s definitely on my Christmas list this year!!
BECCA PUGLISI says
Woot! Come on, Santa 🙂
Robert Scanlon says
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)
BECCA PUGLISI says
I know, I’m sorry about that Robert. But the postage on these books internationally is so high…Maybe we should open a WHW branch in Australia ;).
Jami Gold says
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. 🙂