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The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's

Guide to Psychological Trauma

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Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, alter what they believe, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story. Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help. Inside, you’ll find: • A database of traumatic situations common to the human experience • An in-depth study on a wound’s impact, including the fears, lies, personality shifts, and dysfunctional behaviors that can arise from different painful events • An extensive analysis of character arc and how the wound and any resulting unmet needs fit into it • Techniques on how to show the past experience to readers in a way that is both engaging and revelatory while avoiding the pitfalls of info dumps and telling • A showcase of popular characters and how their traumatic experiences reshaped them, leading to very specific story goals • A Backstory Wound Profile tool that will enable you to document your characters’ negative past experiences and the aftereffects Root your characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it. With its easy-to-read format and over 100 entries packed with information, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus is a crash course in psychology for creating characters that feel incredibly real to readers.

Type Hard. Type Fast. Make Dough.

That was the formula of old-school pulp fiction—plot-driven, popular and gobbled up by a reading public hungry for more.

And it produced many writers who hammered out a living selling “cash-and-carry” stories and novels. Some of these writers were among the best America has ever produced. Writers like Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and John D. MacDonald. Others are numbered among the bestselling authors of all time, including Erle Stanley Gardner, Lester Dent, and Frederick Faust (better known by his pen name, Max Brand).

What were the secrets of these successful pulp writers? And how can any writer, of any genre, use them to produce fiction that sells?

How to Write Pulp Fiction will teach you:

• how to be more prolific
• the secrets of pulp plotting
• how to elevate your pulp prose
• the fiction “formulas” of some of the best pulp writers of all time
• the bestselling genres
• how to harness the power of the series character
• the most effective publishing strategies
• how to market your pulp fiction

Added bonus! The Start-A-Plot Machine, a brainstorming partner that will help you instantly generate a story or novel idea. You’ll never again wonder what to write next.

There has never been a better time to be a writer. By tapping into the vibe of the pulp writers of old, and making use of the tools of publication available now, any hard-working writer has a serious shot at realizing steady income from their fiction.

“James Scott Bell is my go-to writing guru!” - Terri Blackstock, New York Times bestselling writer
ISBN 0989772594 -
Dimensions Width: 1.9 cm (0.74'')
Length: 17.8 cm (7'')
Height: 25.4 cm (10'')
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Package Dimensions Width: 17.5 cm (6.89'')
Length: 25.1 cm (9.88'')
Height: 2.8 cm (1.1'')
Package Weight 0.567 kg (1.25 lb) -
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The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer'sHow to Write Pulp Fiction
Publication Date 2017-10-13 2017-10-30
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  • Manufacturer: JADD Publishing
  • Publisher: JADD Publishing
  • ProductGroup: Book
  • Amazon ASIN: 0989772594
  • EAN: 9780989772594
  • Manufacturer: Compendium Press
  • Publisher: Compendium Press
  • ProductGroup: eBooks
  • Amazon ASIN: B0771SP274
Release Date - 2017-10-30
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