The Emotional Wounds Thesaurus is the premier reference for writers and readers in general who wish to improve their knowledge about human behaviour, particularly as it relates to the impact of painful events in shaping our lives and our actions in the present. The ebook version is for sale now on Amazon and the print version will be released on October 25th. I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy in advance, and I’ve been working through it slowly.

As children, we used to play “remember games” – how far back can you delve into your childhood to find a clear memory that you can articulate today? The first day of school? The crib? But life is not a game, and like being hit with a body blow,  being bullied, or locked in a dark room or left behind or feeling unloved by someone important in your life leaves a mark on our psyches. I’m not trying to add a psychoanalytic bent – my point is that we as individuals, but especially individuals who are also writers, leave subtle memory breadcrumbs as we create characters.

If you haven’t decided whether the Emotional Wound Thesaurus is right for your writer reference library, check out this list of links and take a look at the articles.

What is an Emotional Wound?

How to Uncover Your Character’s Emotional Wound

How To Add Depth To Your Protagonist

The Connection Between Emotional Wounds and Basic Needs

Understanding Emotional Wounds: A List of Common Themes

Why is Your Character’s Emotional Wound So Important?

How Your Hero’s Past Pain Will Determine His Personality Flaws

How A Character’s Failures Map A Route To His Self-Growth