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I also think a good layout is important. It also includes a questionnaire on the personality patterns, which encourages the reader to engage with the material. After all, most of us like to discover more about ourselves! I loved the questionnaire and I also found aspects of myself in the different character and, subsequently, body types you discuss in the book.
It seemed to me that while one type may dominated our personality and bodywe may experience aspects of all the other character types.
So it was helpful to be exposed to all of it. In addition, of course, reading about the other types can help us understand other people in our lives, and support healthier relationships. People remember good stories more easily than theoretical concepts. I include true stories my students wrote about how these concepts apply to their lives.
You suggested I contact Kelly Malone to help make each story come alive by adding those specific details that make each story real for my readers.
Yes, learning to tell a good story is a process and can be challenging at first. I knew working with Kelly on the details could help you learn the skill more quickly. I think it really paid off. The book was enlightening from the beginning but the case studies really draw us in as readers.
Readers like the take-home dimension. That they come away with something they can use right away?
Towards the end of each chapter, I suggested exercises for individuals and groups to help heal or soften unwanted behaviors stemming from the personality patterns. Yes, I found the exercises very empowering and derived immediate benefit from doing them.
Content is the most important—provided it is well written—because the award reviewers carefully read the entire book. My book was a product of twenty years teaching the personality patterns and eighteen more teaching religious studies. I had extensive references which I believe established my credibility.
As you say, it is the distillation of almost four decades of teaching. And that wisdom gained, and real-life stories to illustrate it, make it a powerful and empowering read. What advice do you have for authors in the process of writing their books?
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