A Resource to Help You Choose the Right Job for Your Character + Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I have something fun to share…a special chance to win some help with your writing bills. Awesome, right?

Some of you may know Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi of Writers Helping Writers. Well, today they are releasing a new book, and I’m part of their street team. I’m handing the blog over to them so they can tell you a bit about their Writer’s Showcase event, new book, and a great freebie to check out. Read on!

Certain details can say a lot about who someone is, like a character’s goals, desires, and backstory wound. But did you know there’s another detail that can tie your character’s arc to the plot, provide intense, multi-layered conflict, AND shorten the “get to know the character” curve for readers?

It’s true. Your character’s occupation is a GOLD MINE of storytelling potential.

How much time do you spend on the job? Does it fulfill you or frustrate you? Can you separate work from home? Is it causing you challenges, creating obstacles, or helping you live your truth?

Just like us, most characters will have a job, and the work they do will impact their life. The ups and downs can serve us well in the story.

Maybe you haven’t thought much about jobs in the past and how they act as a window into your character’s personality, interests, and skills. It’s okay, you aren’t alone. The good news is that The Occupation Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Jobs, Vocations, and Careers is going to do all the heavy lifting for you. You’ll be able to pick the perfect job for them and discover how to weave it into the very fabric of the story. (Here’s one of the jobs profiled in this book: FIREFIGHTER.)


To celebrate the release of a new book, Becca and Angela are running a giveaway from July 20th & July 23rd. You can win some great prizes, including gift certificates that can be spent on writing services within the Writer’s Showcase. Stop by to enter if you like!

Resource Alert: A List of Additional Jobs Profiles For Your Characters!

Some of the amazing writers in our community have put together additional career profiles for you, based on jobs they have done in the past. What a great way to get accurate information so you can better describe the roles and responsibilities that go with a specific job, right? To access this list, GO HERE.

Happy writing to all!

4 thoughts on “A Resource to Help You Choose the Right Job for Your Character + Giveaway

  1. angelaackerman1 says:

    Martina, thank you so much for all your help and for letting me post at your blog about this giveaway–you are wonderful. I can’t wait to see who wins this giveaway – good luck to all your readers who may be entering! 🙂


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  2. angelaackerman1 says:

    Thank you so much for letting me steal your blog for this post, and for all your support during this launch. Becca and I both appreciate the help and are excited to see who will win the giveaway. 🙂

    Have a great week!

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  3. Devry Courses says:

    Go to a job posting site (CareerBuilder, Dice, Computer Jobs, etc.) or use search engines to find Java developer or Java programmer positions. Copy and paste the job posting into the Discussion area. Briefly explore all the topics that you will learn in this class this session. What are the skills you will learn in this course that are also requirements for the positions you see posted by you and your classmates? CIS 355A ALL WEEK DISCUSSIONS LATEST


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