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

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

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By (author) Angela Ackerman, With Becca Puglisi

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  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Format: Paperback | 174 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 254mm x 12mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 6 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Scotts Valley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1475004958
  • ISBN 13: 9781475004953
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 6,275

Product description

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. Using its 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 writers to show, not tell emotion and is a creative brainstorming resource for any fiction project.

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Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are the creators of the award winning online resource for writers, The Bookshelf Muse. Members of SCBWI, both authors write in the Middle Grade and Young Adult genres.