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Eight Psychologists Who Became Fiction Authors

Eight Psychologists Who Became Fiction Authors

 

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Whether it’s writing about a thrilling crime drama or a suspenseful mystery, psychologists can make great authors with their professional backgrounds in mental health. When it comes to telling an inspiring story, these eight psychologists have put together worlds and situations that pull from their resources and experiences. 

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How to Write a Depressed Character That Won’t Depress Your Reader

How to Write a Depressed Character That Won’t Depress Your Reader

 

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Writing a believable character with physical and mental health conditions can be difficult for some writers, regardless of how much experience they have with the condition itself. When trying to develop a character that has a condition like depression, a common worry is that the writing will also depress and sadden the reader. However, there are many ways you can create a believable character that can draw empathy from your audience without getting them caught up in their own sadness. 

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How to Write A Character With ADHD in Your Fiction

How to Write A Character With ADHD in Your Fiction

 

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When it comes to developing your characters, you want to make sure they’re as genuine as possible. Whether this is through their dialogue, actions, or description, staying true to your vision is important. However, it’s also important to ensure that if you’re writing characters with physical and mental conditions, you’re also portraying them realistically. Relying on stereotypes and stigmas can be harmful to your readers with similar conditions. In addition, if you’re a writer that’s trying to develop a character with a condition that you also live with, it’s necessary to develop a full picture from others that have the condition since everyone’s experiences can vary. As the author, it’s a great practice to conduct research and dive into the depths of a condition in order to write as authentically as possible. 
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Five Authors Who Have Suffered From Anxiety

Five Authors Who Have Suffered From Anxiety

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When it comes to writing, a mental health condition can help to push some authors to create, acting as an escape or outlet for them to express themselves. When faced with difficulties from conditions like anxiety or depression, writing can be a healthy coping mechanism to break down the boundaries and struggles that are accompanied by distressing thoughts, emotions, and reactions. In fact, there are many writers throughout history that have used their stories as a way to express themselves in times of distress. These five authors have written noteworthy works while living with the challenges and stigmas of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. 

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How to Write a Panic Attack in Your Fiction

How to Write a Panic Attack in Your Fiction

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There are a number of ways you can put your reader into the mindset of the character experiencing a stressful event or situation. In order to build a believable reaction, researching how a person may respond can reveal the depths of a flight or fight response; it may even result in a panic attack. 

 

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How To Promote A Personal Brand Of A Horror Author?

In today’s world, many people are attracted to the horror genre not just because it’s the most powerful emotional attraction, but because it has a therapeutic effect and brings out deep fears. Books as a powerful resonator of emotion enhance this effect. Thus, demand determines supply and many authors strive to promote their creativity and monetize it. We live in a time when an author is a person who not only creates a book but also monitors its fate after it is written: he is engaged in distribution, regulates its relationship with readers, looking for his target audience. In this article, we will look at how to turn the hobby of writing into a successful business and make sure that your works are found, read, and bought. 

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An Interview With Deborah Sheldon On Liminal Spaces

Deborah Sheldon has another release, the collection Liminal Spaces: Horror Stories. For her many ardent fans, this is another sublime plunge into all things horror. Sheldon is a perfectionist. And it shows in her meticulous research of time, place and factual details. From complex characters and gritty plotlines to visual settings and skilfully-paced narratives, she never lets her readers down. I recently met with Deborah to talk about her writing.

 

For a collection like Liminal Spaces, do you focus your attention non-stop on writing the stories or do you break it up with other writing projects?
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8 of the Scariest Horror Books Ever Written

8 of the Scariest Horror Books Ever Written

 

Horror is a popular genre in literature, film, and television. It can be defined as a genre intended to scare, shock, or terrorize its readers or viewers.

 

Some of the most famous horror books ever written include Stephen King‘s The Shining, Anne Rice‘s Interview with the Vampire, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. These novels have all been made into successful movies and have helped to shape the modern horror genre.

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