We’ve got some top-notch character development morsels for you. Last week, I posted an excerpt from The Negative Trait Thesaurus at C.S. Lakin’s LiveWriteThrive. I must not have offended her too badly because she invited me back to share a page from The Positive Trait Thesaurus.
Meanwhile, my clone is over at Kristen Lamb’s blog, impersonating me and talking about The Duality of Character Traits, in which she explains why including the good and the bad of a particular trait will add authenticity to your character.
Angela’s been busy, too, hijacking John Yeoman’s Writer’s Village with a post about Character Vulnerability. If you want to make your character feel completely exposed (especially those “tough guy” hero types), then check out 8 Ways To Make Your Hero More Plausible. The comment thread is hopping over there, so join the conversation while it’s hot.
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.
Happy birthday, Becca!!
Happy Birthday, Becca. I’m hopping around all the links. Great fun. Thanks.
Karen Lange says
Happy Birthday! Congrats on the new site! 🙂
Mart Ramirez says
Hope you are having a FABULOUS BIRTHDAY, Becca!!!!!! XXXOOOO!!!!
And OMG that’s crazy! Poo-Dough.
BECCA PUGLISI says
Woot! Thanks for the birthday wishes. It was a great day 🙂
Carmen Erickson says
Happy birthday, Becca!! Hope you get lots of hugs and a delicious cake or pie!
Happy Birthday, Becca! 😀
I’m also a huge believer in Heifer International. Fabulous cause that I’ve given to many times in the past.
Leslie Miller says
Happy Birthday Becca! Heifer International is a fantastic charity–I’m so happy to hear you are supporting them.