The Positive Trait Thesaurus

A Writer's Guide to Character Attributes

Author: Angela Ackerman,Becca Puglisi

Publisher: Jadd Publishing

ISBN: 9780989772518

Category: Creative writing

Page: 252

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"Inside The Positive Trait Thesaurus, you'll find a large selection of attributes to choose from when building a personality profile, 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, and downloadable tools for organizing a character's attributes and providing a deeper understanding of his past, his needs, and his emotional wounds."--
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The Negative Trait Thesaurus

A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws

Author: Angela Ackerman,Becca Puglisi

Publisher: Jadd Publishing

ISBN: 9780989772501

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 264

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"So how can writers figure out which flaws best fit their characters? Which negative traits will create personality clashes and conflict while making success difficult? Nothing adds complexity like character flaws. Inside the Negative Trait Thesaurus you'll find a vast collection of flaws to explore when building a character's personality, advice on building layered and memorable characters from the ground up, an in-depth look at backstory, emotional wounds, and how pain twists a character's view of himself, and his world, influencing behavior and decision making, a flaw-centric exploration of character arc, relationships, motivation, and basic needs, tips on how to best show a character's flaws to readers while avoiding common pitfalls, and downloadable tools to aid writers in character creation."--
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Engaging Writers with Multigenre Research Projects

A Teacher's Guide

Author: Nancy Mack

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807756865

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Multigenre research projects affirm students' home cultures while developing important academic skills consistent with the Common Core State Standards in reading and writing. This book will guide teachers in assigning, scaffolding, and assessing multigenre research assignments, including how to choose a topic, pace the work, and keep writers on track to achieve specific goals. Chapters are arranged by topic with each containing a description of the educational rationale for the topic, an introductory activity that serves as an inspiration for students in selecting a topic, and field-tested minilessons with step-by-step instructions. All the traditional elements of a research paper—quotations from experts, works cited, explanation, synthesis, and analysis—are brought to life as students animate information with emotion and imagination. An additional chapter describes how teachers have adapted this project for other subjects, such as social studies, science, and literature. Book Features: Prompts focused on home culture, inclusive model texts, and support for diverse language proficiencies. Correlations between writing skills and the Common Core State Standards, including academic citation and reading historical documents and other nonfiction texts. Practical management strategies for teaching large writing projects, including prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing. Publication options that include everything from paper-crafting to multimodal composition. A companion website with downloadable handouts and additional teaching strategies.
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Blake's Writer's Guide for Primary Students

Author: Merryn Whitfield

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 1921367520

Category: Authorship

Page: 120

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This book "is a comprehensive reference book for everyone who wants to communicate effectively through writing. This guide is split into two parts. Part 1: The Writing Process provides step-by-step instructions on the five stages of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and proofreading, publishing The traits of good writing and the tools of an author are also examined in detail. Part 1: Text Types explains what text types and genres are and features several samples of imaginative, informative and argumentative texts. Each text sample is shown with annotations that highlight its specific language and structure features." - product description.
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Children's Writer's Word Book

Author: Alijandra Mogilner

Publisher: F & W Media Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

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Provides writing samples and lists of vocabulary for each grade, one through six, and synonyms of various reading levels for hundreds of words
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Writing the Short Story

A Hands-On Program

Author: Jack Bickham

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 213

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Offers advice on writing short stories, discussing building the story, developing the characters, writing and revising the first draft, and marketing the finished story
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The Writer

Author: William Henry Hills,Robert Luce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authorship

Page: N.A

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The Criterion

Art, Science, and Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Romance Today

An A-to-Z Guide to Contemporary American Romance Writers

Author: John Charles,Shelley Mosley,Joanne Hamilton-Selway,Sandra Van Winkle

Publisher: Greenwood Press

ISBN: 9780313328411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 406

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Alphabetically arranged entries discuss the lives and works of more than 100 contemporary American romance writers and list their fiction and nonfiction.
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