A Writer's Guide to the Zodiac: How the Stars Can Help You Understand Your Characters. This book is a MUST for all authors, novelists, writers, aspiring writers and self published writers!
Astrology offers writers a powerful tool - a means by which to get to know the characters in any story - how they feel, think, and what motivates them.
As the individual energies associated with the star signs are explored, each character comes alive and their destiny is revealed.
In this book, Giselle Green examines the zodiac in terms of the four elements, earth, fire, air and water. She describes the twelve sun signs and relates them to the elements.
Examples of characters from well-known books have been used throughout, and writers are shown how even characters with the same motivation may desire a different outcome. This is a book which makes the patterns of the zodiac accessible to the writer and to anyone with an interest in astrology.
After writing my second book, Pimp My Site, I started rewriting one of my novels I knew I needed to improve my characters and turn them into real life people not just names in a book.
To do this I have used several great titles for creating characters as well as information on the zodiac and stars. Although some people think it is a bunch of ‘hog-wash’ the zodiac is a great way to forming various character traits, personality flaws and foibles that we all encounter in the best fiction ‘people’.
Enter … A Writer's Guide to the Zodiac: How the Stars Can Help You Understand Your Characters!
For starters the book will not frighten off the nervous or anyone vaguely doubtful of star signs and the zodiac. It is a slim ‘little’ offering with quick reference to each star sign. But don’t be fooled by the ‘slim’, it powers much punch!
The cover is delightful with each star sign stepping out onto the red carpet in high heels bespoke to their star symbol. They’re all lovely shoes but take a look at Libra and how the ‘scales’ are balancing. Clever.
So back to the content – the book allowed me to really climb inside the different star sign’s minds to ensure my characters are complex, humanly believable and truly three dimensional.
"Every aspiring writer has to have a permanent copy of this little book on their reference shelf. Handy when creating your character and while writing easy to dip in and out to check your character traits are in line."
Lots of little … that word again … details which mean so much when forming real people in your books.
I won’t spoil it for you and give you examples, you have to see them for yourself and choose which star sign will 'star' as your hero or heroine and who will be your mortal enermy!
Well done, Giselle, your book will inspire many great works of fiction and help many authors and aspiring writers to bring their characters alive.
One day when my own novels are published [note positive attitude - which star sign am I?] I will explain what little nuances were inspired by your book and how my characters started ‘speaking’ to me, some even stamping their foot and demanding attention.
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Paula Wynne is the founder of Book Hub. She started Book Hub out of a need to market and promote her own fiction. As well as running Book Hub, Paula is an author with several published books.
Paula's Writers' Resource Series features the following books: Pimp My Fiction: How to Write a Novel with The Ultimate List of Creative Writing Books to Create A Plot & Build Character; A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks: A~ Z of Behaviours, Foibles, Habits, Mannerisms & Quirks for Writers’ to Create Fictional and 101 Writers’ Scene Settings: Unique Location Ideas & Sensory Details for Writers’ to Create Vivid Scene.