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To my surprise, that character in that hook really came alive for me, which is more than the hero in my work-in-progress has done.
According to psychologist Prescott Lecky , people can only be true to themselves. Individuals will behave in a way that is consistent with their self-concept, even if this behavior is unrewarding to them or inconsistent with reality, and people will do anything to preserve this self-concept. And that is why the hero of my work-in-progress is not coming alive to me: he is not alive to himself. He has no self-concept. A novel is filtered through the senses, emotions, and point of view of a major character.
So how does my hero see himself? He identifies more with animals than humans, so he probably sees himself as a lone wolf who is self-sufficient and needs no one. This would fit with his need for freedom, his defining characteristic. Proudly powered by WordPress Grief: The Inside Story — A Guide to Surviving the Loss of a Loved One debunks many established beliefs about what grief is, explains how it affects those left behind, and shows how to adjust to a world that no longer contains the loved one.
Other books by Pat Bertram Available online wherever books and ebooks are sold. Grief: The Great Yearning is not a how-to but a how-done, a compilation of letters, blog posts, and journal entries Pat Bertram wrote while struggling to survive her first year of grief. This is an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths. After dedicating her life to David and his vocation as a pastor, the evidence that her devout husband kept secrets devastates Amanda.
But Amanda has secrets of her own. One sweet older lady laughingly volunteers to be the victim, and the others offer suggestions to jazz up the story. Pat starts writing, and then. Thirty-seven years after being abandoned on the doorstep of a remote cabin in Colorado, Becka Johnson returns to try to discover her identity, but she only finds more questions.
Who has been looking for her all those years? And why are those same people interested in fellow newcomer Philip Hansen? When twenty-five-year-old Mary Stuart learns she inherited a farm from her recently murdered grandparents -- grandparents her father claimed had died before she was born -- she becomes obsessed with finding out who they were and why someone wanted them dead. In quarantined Colorado, where hundreds of thousands of people are dying from an unstoppable, bio-engineered disease, investigative reporter Greg Pullman risks everything to discover the truth: Who unleashed the deadly organism?
And why? Bob Stark returns to Denver after 18 years in SE Asia to discover that the mother he buried before he left is dead again. At her new funeral, he sees. Is his other self a hoaxer, or is something more sinister going on?
Self-Consistency: A Theory of Personality
Self-Consistency- A Theory of Personality by Prescott Lecky
Self-consistency, a theory of personality
Self-consistency : a theory of personality