One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character’s emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each.

Written in an easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any emotional moment. The Emotion Thesaurus also tackles common emotion-related writing problems and provides methods to overcome them.

This writing tool encourages authors to show, not tell emotion and is a creative brainstorming resource for any fiction project.




ANGELA ACKERMAN is a Canadian writing on the dark side of Middle Grade and Young Adult and is represented by Jill Corcoran of The Herman Agency. She is also co-author of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression and blogs at the award winning writing site, The Bookshelf Muse.

BECCA PUGLISI is a fantasy/historical fiction writer and co-author of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. Whether putting together non-fiction resources to help writers with their descriptive writing or creating new fictional worlds for YA readers, her best work is done while slurping copious amounts of Mountain Dew and snarfing snacks that have no nutritional value. Online, you can find her hanging out at her award-winning blog, The Bookshelf Muse.

**Note: Information taken from Amazon Canada and directly from the authors.


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