Wife, mom, and latte junkie, Tina has won seventeen writing awards, including FCWC’s 2013 Writer of the Year. She enjoys writing nonfiction and speculative fiction while helping clients optimize their lives through her online coaching business, Divine Encouragement, LLC. As a character therapist, She also offers psychological manuscript reviews to optimize depth, authenticity, and impact to audiences.
Tina has over twenty years of experience teaching adults, teens, and children in academic, clinical, and faith-based settings. Inspirational speaker and mentor with Word Weavers International, she loves to bring encouraging messages through spoken and written words. Elk Lake Publishing will soon launch her YA supernatural suspense series with Inscaping. Contact Tina for insider opportunities as a launch party member, and stay tuned for Elk Lake’s publication announcement at http://www.elklakepublishinginc.com/. To find all of her fiction and nonfiction content, come visit her for a virtual cup of java at divineencouragement.com and tyeagerwrites.com.
Psyched Characters: Craft Fiction with Vivid Emotion
Do your protagonists and antagonists rise from their pages to captivate a reader’s imagination? Sculpting characters with psychological depth infuses your story with power. Join me for a workshop exploring realistic thoughts and behaviors from a therapist’s perspective. Discover personality types, trauma responses, and potential effects of mental health diagnoses. We’ll cover socio-cultural and background influences similar to those explored during counseling services. Learn solutions for the ethical dilemmas involved with portraying mental health disorders. How does your character respond to crisis? How does she cope with pain? Get into your character’s head and make her unforgettable.
Participants receive a psychological profile tool for outlining each of their characters. I also provide a list of reliable resources to help authors obtain clinical and personal perspectives on specific circumstances. Believe it or not, some information on the internet isn’t true.