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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Your Price: $21.95 CDN
Author: Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
Publisher: JADD Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 182
Pub. Date: 2012
ISBN-10: 0999296310
ISBN-13: 9780999296318

About the Book:

Struggle with how to show, not tell a character's feelings? Need help creating fresh body language that doesn't come off as stale or cliché? One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying emotion to the reader in a unique compelling way. When showing our characters' feelings, we often grab onto the first idea that comes to mind, and our characters end up smiling, shrugging, nodding, and frowning far too much.

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression is a writer's best friend, helping to navigate the difficult terrain of showing character emotion. Need some inspiration to get you beyond the basics? Give your imagination a boost with this creative brainstorming resource for any fiction project. Inside The Emotion Thesaurus you will find:

• 75 emotion entries that list body language, thoughts, and visceral responses to each
• A breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome them
• Body language and action cues that address both acute and suppressed forms of emotion
• Suggestions for each emotion that cover a range of intensity, from mild to extreme
• 75 description tips on emotion, dialogue, characters, and setting

Editors, authors, agents, and teachers agree that The Emotion Thesaurus, in its easy-to-navigate list format, is a convenient and helpful writing tool that encourages novel writers, screenwriters, and playwrights to show, not tell emotion. It is required reading for several University-level Creative Writing programs.

What people say:

"In these brilliantly conceived, superbly organized and astonishingly thorough volumes, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi have created an invaluable resource for writers and storytellers. Whether you are searching for new and unique ways to add and define characters, or brainstorming methods for revealing those characters without resorting to clichés, it is hard to imagine two more powerful tools for adding depth and dimension to your screenplays, novels or plays." — Michael Hauge, Hollywood script consultant and story expert, author of Writing Screenplays That Sell

About the Author:

Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are writing coaches and co-authors of a number of descriptive thesauruses for writers. Angela Ackerman lives in Calgary, Alberta, just a short drive from the Canadian Rockies. She writes on the darker side of middle grade and young adult. Becca Puglisi resides in New York. She is a young adult fantasy and historical fiction writer.

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