Hello everyone. Harmony here. I’m excited to share my latest non-fiction book with you all today. Huge thanks to Robert for hosting me today.
Creative Solutions for the Modern Writer does what it says on the tin (or cover, lol), and offers tools to fire your imagination. With chapters on things such as using chess and tarot to develop stories, plots, and characters—as well as adopting the principles of nursing triage, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, horoscopes, and more—this little guide is full of fun tips and tricks to get your muse working overtime.
Here’s an excerpt for you:
The idea in TA is that we relate to each other from the perspective of the role we see ourselves in, which will be from one of the above-mentioned three categories (parent, adult, child). Let’s expand upon each of those roles:
Parent: Is usually authoritative and lays down the law. In any argument, the parent pulls rank and has the final word.
Adult: Is usually the role of even-minded, even-tempered, balanced, rational, and analytical. The sort of person you would want in a crisis.
Child: Is usually emotional, irrational, selfish, tantrum-throwing, whiny, and pouting, as well as innocent and trusting and dependent.
Think what fun you can have in character behaviour and interchanges just with this one way of looking at things. Remember what I mentioned earlier about what characterisation is and isn’t? …
… Even though we tend to operate from a particular perspective most of the time, the circumstances in which we find ourselves can cause a temporary shift. For example, somebody who operates from the Adult role typically, might—if faced with not getting his own way on something vitally important to him—switch into argumentative or petulant child mode until he gets over himself.
Deep fear and terror can cause us to revert to childlike behaviours too—making us whiny and dependent. Stress can cause us to become snappy and volatile for no apparent reason … which can look awfully like throwing a tantrum.
After spending around thirteen years as an ordained Buddhist monk, living in a Zen Buddhist temple, and six years after a life-changing injury following a surgical error, Harmony Kent returned to the world at the tender age of forty.
Now, she is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She’s even won a few awards. Harmony lives in rural Cornwall with her ever-present sense of humour, adorable husband, and quirky neighbours.
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