Thursday, May 2, 2013

How To Diagnose Your Character: Using Psychology To Create An In-Depth Character

Think of your favorite character, the one that changed your life and made you look at people and the world differently. What did the author do in order to bring that character to life?

Creating these characters requires that writers master the principles of human behavior. We accomplish this by understanding how people react, change, and make decisions. In essence, we must learn to diagnose our characters just as psychologists diagnose people.

In this book, you will gain the knowledge (e.g. psychological studies, terms, and explanations) and valuable exercises (e.g. people watching, observing our own senses, and functional assessments) that can help create complicated and authentic characters that can withstand the scrutiny of readers and critics alike.

This amazing book is currently #1 on Amazon's Writing Skills list.

Some of you may remember Josh Hoyt and his amazing blog about using psychology to create characters. He went on an extended blogging break, but he came back with his book! Congratulations to Josh.


  1. If I'm going to continue writing, I'll have to check it out.

  2. Thanks for sharing, it sounds great!

  3. This sounds interesting. I'll look it up. Thank you for posting!

  4. Thanks for the support and mention! I have always loved the writing community because of the support it gives to everyone.

  5. You're welcome, Josh. I've always loved your insightful blog posts. Good luck with your book!

    Thank you to everyone for popping by. I know I have a bit of A to Z hangover!

  6. Sounds interesting I'll have to check out the book and add the blog.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Sounds like a very helpful book for writers!

  8. Yay for Josh. I just finished Save the Cat, which I found life-changing... well, pen changing? I now outline.

  9. Oh, this book sounds great! I'm already way too obsessed with analyzing my characters to death, so yeah, I have a feeling I'd enjoy this!


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