Thursday, June 30, 2011

On The Couch - Why Character Therapy Works


For those of you who are not familiar with Character Therapist, Jeannie Campbell's work, she is an amazing asset for authors. I've written in to her website with questions that I have for three of my novels and I couldn't be happier with what she's done to help me layer and deepen my characters.



In one instance, I was writing a character that had been in foster care as a teen. I wanted to know how she might react if a love interest from those tumultuous years suddenly returned. Jeannie’s insight into teen relationships and how tragic situations can fuel our behavior really helped me to flesh out the couple’s past and present relationship.

Another book had me stuck when I had to figure out how far a childhood friend would go to pull someone back into their life. Jeannie not only explained the dynamics, she had some great ideas to up the drama in my story.

I am happy to say that the Jeannie has helped me on my path to publication. I have been blessed with a three-book deal that includes the novels I submitted to Character Therapy.  I’m working on another series right now and can’t wait to get my dark hero on her couch.

From motivation to reactions based on real insight into human behavior and relationships, Jeannie is amazing and pinpointing what you need to heighten drama and avoid clichés.

She is launching a new website and its something you should take a look at if you have the chance. So hop on over to Character Therapist.com and take a peek.

10 comments:

Rogue Mutt said...

So does she get a cut for writing your characters for you?

Kristie Cook said...

Thanks for sharing. I'll check out her new site.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your post isn't up yet, but I do follow her blog!

Gail M Baugniet said...

Sounds like a great writing tool. Thank you for sharing the link to her site. Now I'm off to check out the Purple Knot tour!

Donna Hole said...

Hmm, I need to check this one out. Boy do I have a character with issues . .

.......dhole

Raquel Byrnes said...

Thanks for stopping by you guys! Hope you go and check out her blog. :)

N. R. Williams said...

A lot of tension between the two. Makes me want to read more to find out what happened.
Nancy

Ricardo Miñana said...

Debe de ser muy buen libro,
gracias por compartir.
un grato placer pasar por tu casa.
feliz semana.
un abrazo.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Ricardo - Gracias por su visita. Le agradezco su amables palabras sobre mi blog y libro. Espero verlo.

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