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Writer's Guide to Character Traits by Linda N. Edelstein
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Jan 01, 2010

bookshelves: to-read

I've read only portions of this book, but it's not exactly the type of book you can read cover-to-cover. This book is good as a reference tool for writers, because it lists personality traits and disorders that various classifications of people have, which can help writers make their characters more believable. So far I've been disappointed with the amount of information the author lists. I'm sure there's only so much a journeyed psychiatrist can include in a book that covers character traits of just about anyone a writer could possibly want to write about, but I guess I was looking for more than just a list of traits a person has; I want to know the "why" behind all the "whats" she lists.

I expect this book to be on my "currently reading" list for awhile, since, as I said, it will be something I refer to as I need it rather than something to read front to back.
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January 1, 2010 – Shelved
May 19, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read

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