Introducing the Character Trait Boxed Set

Full disclosure: Becca and I have been a bit sneaky this year.

First, we decided that rather than tell everyone which thesaurus we would publish next we would surprise everyone, and in February we launched an EXPANDED version of the Emotion Thesaurus (130 entries). And now, we have another surprise for you…our first boxed set!

Many of you have asked if we would consider boxed sets, and while there’s too many barriers for a print boxed set we decided to go ahead and try a digital one. This is a pilot project, to see if the interest is there, because our books are very link-heavy and so require a lot more work to bundle up than a fiction boxed set.

So, meet the Character Trait Thesaurus Boxed Set. Inside are the complete volumes of The Positive Trait Thesaurus, which covers the different attributes and strengths of a character’s personality, and the Negative Trait Thesaurus, which looks at the different human flaws we can hobble our characters with. These books span more than 200 critical traits and lead you through the process of character creation. Not only will you understand how the past affects the present when it comes to personality, worldview, and so many other aspects of characterization, you’ll find everything you need to build a story cast that feels authentic and memorable, and be able to write their actions, thoughts, and decisions in a way that lines up with their core traits.

Everything contained in the original Positive and Negative Trait books is in this bundle, but with a terrific enhancement: we’ve cross-linked each trait so you can reach the master list of attributes and flaws from any entry. We’ve also linked the options under the section TRAITS IN SUPPORTING CHARACTERS THAT MAY CAUSE CONFLICT so you can quickly maneuver to those entries with a single click:

Basically, navigating is twice as easy, and twice as fast. And that’s what these guides are about, giving you what you need quickly so you can get right back to what you do best: writing the book!

This boxed set is only available here at Writers Helping Writers.

We have every format you need: Mobi (Kindle), ePub (other e-readers like kobo, etc.) and PDF. Instructions are provided for putting these on your device, so it’s all nice and easy. If you would like to know more, visit our bookstore.

Powerful characters lead to powerful stories!

We hope this boxed set is just what you need. Happy writing, all!


Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, an online library packed with powerful tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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18 Responses to Introducing the Character Trait Boxed Set

  1. I purchased Character Trait boxed set for Kindle today, but there was no $2 discount coupon area available for purchasing with a credit card. I noticed some others had the same problem. Perhaps the coupon box only appears if a customer uses PayPal, which I did not. Please advise. Thank you.

  2. I just ordered this and there was no place to put in CHARACTER to save the $2. I’m not so concerned about the money, but I didn’t get a receipt. I need one for my files if that is at all possible.
    If my son hadn’t been here, I would have had NO idea how to transfer the downloaded MOBI file to my Kindle. Just food for thought. I couldn’t be the only one. I’m not of the generation that knows these things.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Debra, Odd you didn’t see the “add a coupon” right above the buy now button (pictured in the post); sorry about that. If you send me a direct message and tell me your email address (my email is under CONTACT US) , I’ll refund you $2.00.

      With the file, there was an email, and in the email is a link for creating a receipt that contains your contact info, and all the instructions to get your file onto your Kindle. I’m sorry if you didn’t see it and this caused you frustration–hurray for your son to come to the rescue!

  3. Ruchama Burrell says:

    I am having trouble using the discount coupon. There doesn’t seem to be a coupon box either directly in the cart or through the credit card or payal
    links. Can you advise?

    • Ruchama, do you not see a “add a coupon” hyperlink right above the “buy now button (in the picture above)? If not, please let me know and we’ll work around it.

      • Ruchama Burrell says:

        the “add coupon” link is there, but it doesn’t do anything. It just takes you to the place where you can add the set to a cart at the full price. There is no way to enter anything other than payment information. The link is there, but it is basically dead.

        • Thanks for letting us know what you see. I have logged a ticket with the Payhip service to try and figure this out (most people can see and use the coupon without issue, but a few like yourself cannot). As soon as we do have a solution, I’ll be in touch. Thanks so much for your patience.

        • Hi Ruchama, I believe we’ve fixed the issue, if you want to give it another try? And apologies!

          • Ruchama Burrell says:

            worked with different browser: Google Chrome not Firefox

          • Oh good–I am glad you got it to work. Thanks so much for bearing with us!

            (I use Firefox, but maybe it’s a cache/cookies issue. Sometimes if I clear it and try again, that’s the magic when something’s going wonky.)

  4. Jan Sikes says:

    Oh what a sweet deal!!! I’m grabbing my set! Thank you!

  5. Judith Field says:

    Thanks for clarifying. Yes, they’re very handy. I wouldn’t be without them!

  6. Lita says:

    It’s now on my Kindle. What a helpful resource!

    Have a good week.

    Lita 🙂

  7. Judith Field says:

    I already have the Positive and Negative trait thesauruses, dated 2013. Does this boxed set contain updated versions? Thanks.

    • Hi, Judith! This isn’t an updated version; there is no new material. The only addition is a little more linking, since we were able to put both books into one file. Thanks for picking up copies of the trait books. I hope they’ve come in handy for you 🙂

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