Show Your Characters How To Win

Show your characters how to win, enhance the dialogue in your books.

Learn How To Win

The study of how people react to situations can help you create dialogue for your characters. It enables the reader to understand what is happening in your storyline.

Life is impossible without difficulties. The moment we are born into this world, life gives us trials every day. Some of us overcome our ups and downs without sticking to them. Others tend to experience difficulties more often. In their lives, a run of bad luck lasts for a relatively long time. It would be logical to ask why? Who divides people into successful and unsuccessful? Probably they do it themselves. People take adverse life circumstances quite differently. “Losers “regard them as defeats, whereas “winners” perceive them as some valuable life lesson to enrich their life experience. The main rule of “winners “is the thesis: “there are no defeats, but there is feedback.” Such a life approach allows them to acquire severe life lessons more quickly and advance to their aim.

If a new situation that is dissatisfying arises, people act differently depending on their common behavior strategy. Look at how people of these two categories react to difficulties.

Negative outlook

The loser’s strategy. “Something is wrong again.” When those who have a loser’s strategy do not attain the desired result, the loser experiences strong emotional discomfort that prevents them from evaluating the situation objectively. The loser transforms this negative experience into other situations in life. Look at the result? Separate this situation from the others and give a more objective analysis of the facts. The loser’s strategy. Who can I blame? A person searches for anyone guilty. In most cases, the circumstances are blamed, more rarely people and seldom themselves.

The loser’s strategy. Why did it happen? (Fixing on the past). If all the thoughts concentrate on the negative experience, these thoughts need fixing. The loser’s strategy is limiting the future. “I will never swallow the same bate.”

Positive outlook

The winner’s strategy. What have I learned? The person is trying to find positive things in the situation. If you get lemons ? make lemonade. Here is more about the winner’s strategy. How do I use what I learned? (In the future). The winner has a dream, reflecting on how this experience can contribute to approaching his aim. The winner’s strategy is how to apply to new opportunities. How can I act more effectively in the future?

As you see from the above examples, the winner has a positive outlook, and he is learning every day he lives. A winner is not a person who never loses. More likely, a winner is someone who takes lessons from his mistakes and every day does something to approach his dream.

How could you use these two strategies to enhance the dialogue in the books you are writing? Apply each approach to a situation and see how your character’s behavior and actions change.

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