The book was helpful. I made me understand a ton of things I’ve seen in life, tv shows, and movies that I didn’t know could affect real life outcomes and literary conflicts. It’s not a self-help book but it did change my perception of how I should start seeing the world and it also will continue to guide me through my book writing. This book has about ten to fifteen pages of worksheets that will help with character development and creating conflicts to make for a more interesting story. – Amazon Review
The Psychology Workbook for Writers:
Tools for Creating Realistic Characters and Conflict in Fiction
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Writers know that their characters and stories should be multi-layered and believable. Now here’s a simple workbook that uses the same knowledge that gives therapists insight into human behaviour to create fiction that hits the mark. Each chapter outlines an aspect of psychological theory as it can be used for writing and provides two worksheets to translate it into action – one to develop characters, one to develop the story.
Darian Smith is a prize winning fiction writer with a degree in psychology, and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. He combines these two sides of his background to provide simple, easy to follow tools that make use of established psychological theory to help writers develop fully rounded, interesting, realistic characters and inject conflict into their stories.
Give your writing the benefit of over a decade of training and experience, and discover how to have readers wanting more.