Shout out Sunday – The Emotion Thesaurus

Lana PecherczykAll, Resources, Writing0 Comments

I’ve come across so many good authors and books about writing, that I thought I’d share them here in a regular post every Sunday. I’m not getting any benefits, these aren’t paid spots. They’re just books that have helped make my writing and publishing life easier. What’s the world without a little love, right?

This week, the book I’m focusing on is

The Emotion Thesaurus

The Emotion Thesaurus

A great resource to help you describe your character’s emotions

by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

Why I love it

It lists a wide variety of emotions and internal sensations and physical signs to go with them. Next time you’re stuck wondering how to ‘Show not Tell’ your emotion, you can flick through the thesaurus and get a few tips. For example, under Amazement, you have physical signs such as: Taking a step back, lips parting, a wide smile, squealing dramatically and more. This kind of quick reference is great if you are going to do NaNoWriMo.

I originally bought the ebook, but now prefer to use the paperback so I can have it next to my computer and ready to flick through at any time.

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