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The Occupation Thesaurus : : a Writer's Guide to Jobs, Vocations, and Careers

Ackerman, Angela. Book - 2020 808.3 Ac None on shelf 1 request on 1 copy Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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What if there was a shortcut for helping readers get to know your characters? Would you take it? Characters are as complex as people and revealing their inner layers without chunky blocks of pace-stopping description is a challeng. The Occupation Thesaurus can help you unlock one of the best tools in your show-don't-tell writing kit: a character's job. Occupations are part of our everyday world, meaning they can be used to encourage readers to make associations between a type of work and the person doing it, shortening to "get to know the character" curve. Whether a person loves or hates what they do, a job can reveal many things, including their priorities, beliefs, desires, and needs. The Occupation Thesaurus will show you how a career choice can characterize, drive the plot, infuse scenes with conflict, and get readers on the character's side through the relatable pressures, responsibilities, and stakes inherent with work


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[Toronto] : Writers Helping Writers, [2020]
Year Published: 2020
Description: 310 pages ; 26 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


Puglisi, Becca,

Occupations in literature.
Characters and characteristics.
Job descriptions.
Fiction -- Authorship.
Fiction -- Technique.