TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

WRITING



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HELPFUL TIP:

When planning a cast member's talents and skills, think about how genetics, personality traits (both positive attributes and flaws), past experiences, environment, and the character's roles (within a family, a community, and society) all factor into what strengths may form. These special qualities should tie into the story, not only to make the character interesting but also to help him achieve his goal.
DEFINITION:
Using words to tell stories or relay information

DESCRIPTION:
A character with this skill is able to craft compelling stories, educational papers, written arguments, journalism pieces, or other types of persuasive writing in a way where the content resonates deeply with readers, encouraging them think, reflect, or feel something powerful. Writers may craft fiction or nonfiction and appeal to a variety of audiences within these two areas.

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
A strong imagination
The ability to organize ideas and present them in a clear way
Strong grammar skills
Being well-read
Understanding the needs, concerns, and desires of others and being able to write about them clearly and realistically
Strong focus and the ability to shut out distractions
Problem-solving skills
Having a large vocabulary
Being able to see and empathize with the viewpoints of others
A working knowledge of psychology
Strong research skills
The ability to take constructive criticism
Being able to create emotional distance from something when needed (objectivity toward one's writing to improve upon it, for example)
A willingness to be vulnerable on the page, communicating ideas and beliefs that are personally important or meaningful
Having a learner's mindset (thirst to better understand the craft of storytelling and the effective communication of ideas)
Being a good communicator
Curiosity (about people, situations, and the "what if?")
Having a strong recall (of conversations and events one has observed)
Being a risk-taker (so one may go out on a limb with ideas to offer something fresh and new)
Having a passion for understanding the human experience (so one can develop themes that will resonate with readers)
Tenacity
Dedication to a task or goal
Having an eye for logic (sussing out patterns, spotting cause-and-effect) and applying it to one's work

POSITIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:

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ASSOCIATED STEREOTYPES AND PERCEPTIONS:
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SCENARIOS WHERE THIS SKILL MIGHT BE USEFUL:
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