Breathing Life Into Your Characters: How to Give Your

Breathing Life Into Your Characters: How to Give Your

Breathing Life Into Your Characters: How to Give Your Characters Emotional Psychological Depth ❰Read❯ ➵ Breathing Life Into Your Characters: How to Give Your Characters Emotional Psychological Depth Author Rachel Ballon – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Psychotherapist Rachel Ballon teaches the reader how to use the principles of psychology to understand their characters better Through a mix of instruction examples and writing and visualization exerc Psychotherapist Rachel Ballon teaches the reader how to Into Your PDF/EPUB ¿ use the principles of psychology to understand their characters better Through a mix of instruction examples and writing and visualization exercises readers learn how to tap into their own stories and emotions to create realistic complex characters.


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10 thoughts on “Breathing Life Into Your Characters: How to Give Your Characters Emotional Psychological Depth

  1. Erik Erik says:

    Uggg, this is going to be hard to review.I do not want to be overly hard on this, but I really cannot give this book anything above it was ok for a rating It really proved to be of limited value for the purpose I was reading it attempting to add depth to Non Player Characters in a role play game , and seemed to lack many insights for writing overall Ballon uses a repetitive style to kind of bludgeon her points home, but I did not see them as original or all that helpful.The tactics are not Uggg, this is going to be hard to review.I do not want to be overly hard on this, but I really cannot give this book anything above it was ok for a rating It really proved to be of limited value for the purpose I was reading it attempting to add depth to Non Player Characters in a role play game , and seemed to lack many insights for writing overall Ballon uses a repetitive style to kind of bludgeon her points home, but I did not see them as original or all that helpful.The tactics are not complicated, and basically comes down to inserting yourself into the target faux persona and using your own emotions feelings to give insights into how they would act Like I would know what a sadistic child killer, bar maid trollop, or noble knight would feel or think Ummm, ok It is possible othersfocused on writing would find the book of some use, but it really was lacking in enough profound insights for me to rate this any higher than 2 Stars Not bad, just not good either


  2. Liza Liza says:

    Creating characters based on psychology sounds like an interesting premise, but Ballon s theory is that to truly connect with a character you must connect with your own emotions Many of her exercises have the reader asking themselves how they feel and memories to arouse certain situations You re either going to buy the idea that to create fully fleshed characters you need to be one with your emotions or you re going to believe the whole concept to be hokey.I kept a middle of the road approach, Creating characters based on psychology sounds like an interesting premise, but Ballon s theory is that to truly connect with a character you must connect with your own emotions Many of her exercises have the reader asking themselves how they feel and memories to arouse certain situations You re either going to buy the idea that to create fully fleshed characters you need to be one with your emotions or you re going to believe the whole concept to be hokey.I kept a middle of the road approach, while I didn t necessarily agree with all her assertions, a lot of what Ballon wrote was very useful and helpful in creating multi dimensional characters even if some of her exercises that involved my past and feelings were a bit silly to me If you can get past the pop psychology bits, you ll get a lot of helpful information out of the book I most appreciated her section on dysfunctional families and the explanations of personality disorders and those with mental illnesses Those chapters were an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to create a multifaceted character and universe.If you re like me once you get past chapters 2 3, you ll find this to be a great writing resource However, if you believe in her theory than this become will undoubtedly become a favorite of yours


  3. Lisa Lisa says:

    There s a lot of very good thought provoking material in this book, but I had a difficult time moving through it because the approach taken is to first look at oneself and the experiences we ve had in our lives, write them down so that we can immerse ourselves in the sensory details of that experience, and then apply the same technique to a character we re creating How we wrote about ourselves is how we need to let our character write about him or herself.I think it would be a very helpful res There s a lot of very good thought provoking material in this book, but I had a difficult time moving through it because the approach taken is to first look at oneself and the experiences we ve had in our lives, write them down so that we can immerse ourselves in the sensory details of that experience, and then apply the same technique to a character we re creating How we wrote about ourselves is how we need to let our character write about him or herself.I think it would be a very helpful resource for anyone who s interested in taking that approach, but I prefer to immerse myself in my characters to start with and draw on what I feel when I become them on the page


  4. chris chris says:

    maybe if you re just starting to write, this book MIGHT be helpful as a general guide I suspect experienced writers, those who dig deep, might scoff.I ve been trying to read this book since 2011 not sure I m gonna make it thru this might have to switch to audible okay not on audible.didn t like I do whoowhoo but this is like fake whoowhoo which feels super one dimensional fakeouts.cliche statements and metaphors that have now been so overused it s ridiculous it was written in 2003.it maybe if you re just starting to write, this book MIGHT be helpful as a general guide I suspect experienced writers, those who dig deep, might scoff.I ve been trying to read this book since 2011 not sure I m gonna make it thru this might have to switch to audible okay not on audible.didn t like I do whoowhoo but this is like fake whoowhoo which feels super one dimensional fakeouts.cliche statements and metaphors that have now been so overused it s ridiculous it was written in 2003.it s quite shallow for my standards I need something deeper andprofound.liked I m not sure I liked anything about this book


  5. Tamara Tamara says:

    oh man, if only the author didn t repeat herself over and over and over again


  6. Leena Chandan Leena Chandan says:

    Well crafted book for fiction writers especially those facing procrastination


  7. Donald Donald says:

    I took my time with this one and should probably go through it again It reads like an overview on Psychology call it Psych 101 and less like a book on writing That is precisely what I was looking for.There are exercises throughout the book, none of which I followed But they are there Perhaps on a second pass.What I really wanted from a book like this was the idea of melding dialogue with subtext, emotions and mannerisms, and ideas on the escalation of a psychological issue along with all I took my time with this one and should probably go through it again It reads like an overview on Psychology call it Psych 101 and less like a book on writing That is precisely what I was looking for.There are exercises throughout the book, none of which I followed But they are there Perhaps on a second pass.What I really wanted from a book like this was the idea of melding dialogue with subtext, emotions and mannerisms, and ideas on the escalation of a psychological issue along with all the fixings and still keeping it real I d like to think that reading this book once would be enough to give me all that andBut I ll read it again


  8. Joseph Joseph says:

    Disorganized, humorless and vapid Author writes in a near stream of consciousness, repeats herself, meanders around unrelated topics She seems to have a hang up about weight and keeps working it into analogies Woman wants to lose weight, she easily loses a massive amount of weight by not eating candy , she finds love and is happy This is meant to be an example of good plotting that really delves into the character s psychology Sub 101 information on both psychology and writing but any ot Disorganized, humorless and vapid Author writes in a near stream of consciousness, repeats herself, meanders around unrelated topics She seems to have a hang up about weight and keeps working it into analogies Woman wants to lose weight, she easily loses a massive amount of weight by not eating candy , she finds love and is happy This is meant to be an example of good plotting that really delves into the character s psychology Sub 101 information on both psychology and writing but any other 101 textbook would beaccessible and entertainingly written


  9. Jaymi Jaymi says:

    As a fiction writer, I m charged with creating characters that my audience will enjoy Ballon s book takes writers thru the process of creating well rounded characters using various psychological techniques She describes lots of ways to make quirky, real characters by allowing yourself to examine them as they interact the real world This books has lots of exercises and does get into how to make villians shadow characters as well It was a good read and I ll be using many techniques in my own As a fiction writer, I m charged with creating characters that my audience will enjoy Ballon s book takes writers thru the process of creating well rounded characters using various psychological techniques She describes lots of ways to make quirky, real characters by allowing yourself to examine them as they interact the real world This books has lots of exercises and does get into how to make villians shadow characters as well It was a good read and I ll be using many techniques in my own stories to make my charactersreal


  10. Monica T. Rodriguez Monica T. Rodriguez says:

    Breathing Life into Your Characters has been a terrific help to me in improving my WIP work in progress The information was laid out clearly with great examples, and exercises followed every section so you could try out what you just learned To the very end I was returning to my manuscript to use what I had learned Without a doubt, my characters will be fuller,real creations because of Ballon s book.


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