Freudian Script: Psychology for Writers – new blog series!

I have long believed that a working knowledge of psychological theories can really benefit a writer's perspective. However, not all of us can afford a psychology degree or hours spent picking through Google results trying to make sense of half a dozen websites on the subject. With that in mind, I've decided to present a new regular series on this blog called Freudian Script, where I'll try to break down some key psychological concepts that writers might find use for. And why might these things be useful? Well... 1) How will my character react? People do things for a reason. Now, this might not be a conscious reason and it might be a completely spurious reason if it were examined logically, but these reasons exist in their conscious and unconscious minds. By naming and categorising these reactions, writers can manipulate them into producing more conflict, driving the action, or simply showing that a character has matured over the course of a narrative. 2) What issues...
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