Have you ever been writing, and thought, Now what's an original or different way to show fear? Or, What can I use for love besides heart pounding?
Have you ever gotten a critique back and had the critter tell you your character shrugs too much? Or blushes? Or rolls her eyes?
Then I have a resource for you!
Launched yesterday, THE EMOTION THESAURUS: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO CHARACTER EXPRESSION takes the information from the popular Bookshelf Muse blog and puts it in the palm of your hands. EVERY WRITER should have this book.
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.
tool encourages writers to show, not tell emotion and is a creative
brainstorming resource for any fiction project.
You can find the book on Goodreads here. And you can visit authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi here to find out more about their Random Act of Kindness BLITZ for their launch.