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Positive Traits Thesurus Giveaway

on January 7, 2014

Happy New Year!

To start things off with the first giveaway of 2014, I’d like to offer one PDF copy of THE POSITIVE TRAITS THESAURUS.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000046_00066]

*A large selection of attributes to choose from when building a personality profile. Each entry lists possible causes for why a trait might emerge, along with associated attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, and emotions
*Real character examples from literature, film, or television to show how an attribute drives actions and decisions, influences goals, and steers relationships
*Advice on using positive traits to immediately hook readers while avoiding common personality pitfalls
*Insight on human needs and morality, and how each determines the strengths that emerge in heroes and villains alike
*Information on the key role positive attributes play within the character arc, and how they’re vital to overcoming fatal flaws and achieving success
*Downloadable tools for organizing a character’s attributes and providing a deeper understanding of his past, his needs, and the emotional wounds he must overcome

THE POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi is a great resource and part of their trilogy of resources for writers including: THE NEGATIVE TRAIT THESAURUS and THE EMOTION THESAURUS. I have all three books on my Kindle and reference them often when writing both middle grade and romance.

You can find lots of great additional information on The Book Shelf Muse here.

You can find out more about THE EMOTION THESAURUS here.



Negative Traits Thesurus

In order to be entered for the giveaway of THE POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS, please leave your email address and one positive trait of a character in your work-in-progress. I will announce the winner on Friday, January 10. U.S. and International entries. One comment per entry.

Good luck!

6 responses to “Positive Traits Thesurus Giveaway

  1. I’d love to win the Positive Trait Thesaurus. My email address is: pickettbooks4u@aol.com .
    In the novel I’m currently working on, the main character is a seventh-grade boy. One of his positive traits is that he is a nature-lover. He’s learned to “tune-in” to nature from his mother, so he’s quite attentive to the plants and animals around him. He notices things in nature that most people would never see. He’s a great tracker and can tell you what animals have been in an area lately.

    • A nature lover is a great trait for a seventh grade boy. And to connect it to his mom, gives the trait even more depth. Thanks for your comment. Good luck in the giveaway.

  2. Hi Mindy, I read often, but rarely comment. Not a positive trait, I’m afraid! I hope you are well. I’d like to enter the drawing. bennett dot doraine at gmail.com. My character in a new YA rough draft is loyal.

  3. What a kind thing to do, offering this book as a giveaway. Thank you so much Mindy! ❤

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