Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

Creating a character is more than choosing a name and physical details. Who they are and how they act plays a much stronger role in how a novel unfolds. There are dozens of ways to develop the inner depths of a character, and one way is by understanding their personality.

Psychologists over the last sixty years have broken personality down into five traits that determine a person's personality, which influences how that person interacts with the world. These traits can be beneficial to determining how your character might interact with your story world.

The Big Five Personality Traits

Openness/Intellect: Levels of curiosity and creativity, imagination and independence, how one responds to new experiences.

How this might work for you:

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Ask Jami: How Many Characters Is “Too Many”? | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  2. Writer Unboxed » The Secrets to Writing the Best Holiday Stories Ever
  3. How to Get Traffic to Your Author Website: 30+ Tips for Discouraged Writers | Your Writer Platform
  4. 27 Best Copywriting Formulas: How to Tell a Captivating Story Online
  5. How to Make Your Book Cover Stand Out - Books & Such Literary Management: Books & Such Literary Management
  6. Granting Rights in Literary Contracts | Writers In The Storm
  7. 15 ways to promote your book with a book trailer
  8. Quality Not Quantity for Self-Published Writers | Digital Book World
  9. Author, Jody Hedlund: Planting Minor Characters With Purpose
  10. Writer Unboxed » Forget Heroes: Why Heroines Are Important
  11. How to Qualify For an Author’s Launch Team
  12. Karen Woodward: Protagonist Checklist
  13. Bang2Write | A Tale Of 2 Scientists: How Contrast In Characterisation Works
  14. Five Traits to Help You Create Your Character's Personality
  15. How to Write Compelling and Balanced Backstory - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  16. Could This ‘Magic’ Trick Rescue Your Story?
  17. 6 Common Mistakes That Can Cost Writers A Literary Agency Contract - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  18. How Kindle Unlimited Impacts Sales and Income | The Passive Voice |
  19. Fact or Fiction? How Novelists Can Blend Factual Research with Creative Storytelling | Live Write Thrive
  20. Writer Unboxed » Deconstructing Micro-Tension
  21. When It Comes to Books — First Impressions Count — Big Time | Indies Unlimited
  22. Fiction University: Five Traits to Help You Create Your Character's Personality
  23. 10 Top Tips for the Best Book Blurb | Self-Publishing Advice
  24. Do You Make These Online Marketing Mistakes? by Jason Kong — The Book Designer
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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