Thursday, January 24, 2019

A NEW Emotional Thesaurus Book is Coming!

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Angela Ackerman's and Becca Puglisi's blog, Writer's Helping Writers, their Emotional Thesauri, and their incredible online tool, One Stop for Writers. Not only is this dynamic duo dedicated to helping other writers--their materials are excellent. (See their Pinterest board for a simple of their resources.)

Their new book is coming out on February 19!

This is the Amazon blurb:
The bestselling Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression (Second Edition), often hailed as "the gold standard for writers" and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 55 new entries!  
One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters' feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up smiling, nodding, and frowning too much.  
If you need inspiration for creating characters' emotional responses that are personalized and evocative, this ultimate show-don't-tell guide for emotion can help. It includes:  
  • Body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for 130 emotions that cover a range of intensity from mild to severe, providing innumerable options for individualizing a character's reactions.
  • A breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome them.
  • Advice on what should be done before drafting to make sure your characters' emotions will be realistic and consistent.
  • Instruction for how to show hidden feelings and emotional subtext through dialogue and nonverbal cues.
  • And much more!

The Emotion Thesaurus, in its easy-to-navigate list format, will inspire you to create stronger, fresher character expressions and engage readers from your first page to your last. Use The Emotion Thesaurus to go deeper to craft compelling descriptions that match each character’s personality and emotional range.
If that's not enough, here's more:

  • Euphoriavindicated, and schadenfreude are just a few of the new entries. You can also browse the Table of Contents to see all 130 emotions in this volume.
  • If you already subscribe to One Stop for Writers this thesaurus will be available to you in February.
  • Angela and Becca are celebrating their new EMOTION THESAURUS (Second Edition) with FREE EDUCATION! Stop in to grab the link to a recorded webinar on showing emotion 
  • The instructive portion of the book has more than doubled and includes new material on how to power up dialogue with emotion, use subtext and other techniques to show hidden emotions, what character development is necessary to determine emotional range so actions are authentic to each person's nature, and more.
You can pre-order on AmazonKobo, Apple Books, and Indiebound. Get read to add it to your stack of Thesauri! 
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If you preorder, send a screenshot of the order to this special email address and you’ll receive a bonus PDF of entries that Angela and Becca completed but chose not to add to the 2nd edition.

The dynamic duo, Angela and Becca, presented together at
the CARWA workshop in 2016.


Angela Ackerman said...

I love that you used this picture of us. Did you know that Becca and I have only ever met in person three times? This was the last time we saw one another--three years ago!

Thanks so much for sharing our cover and helping us announce our big news of a second edition. It's been so much fun (but hard to keep the secret!). Glad it's out and can't wait to see if people find it to be what they need. :)


Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Angela. Yes I know you've only met 3 times--that's why I want to interview you and see how you guys work!!

Rosi said...

I ca't wait to get this. I can't imagine another 55 entries. This is a book I use a lot and will order the new edition. Thanks for the reminder. I love that they have schadenfreude in this one. Perfect!

Grannyjo said...

Not being a writer, I find a tool like this amazing! I’m an avid reader and I will be looking at this aspect of the characters in the books I read!

Carol Baldwin said...

There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes, Jo Lynn, that readers never imagine!

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