The Emotion Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-emotion-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 1475004958
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Angela Ackerman
  • Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform

"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. Need some inspiration to get you beyond the basics? Inside The Emotion Thesaurus, you'll find: 75 emotion entires that list body language, thoughts, and visceral responses for 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."--

The Emotion Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-emotion-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 0989772543
  • Release Date: 2012-05-12
  • Number of pages: 165
  • Author: Angela Ackerman
  • Publisher:

When it comes to writing fiction, emotion is key. In order to capture the reader?s empathy and allegiance, you must convey character emotion effectively. The Emotion Thesaurus is a tool that enables you to accomplish this by * highlighting 75 universal emotions and the internal and external cues associated with them. * identifying common emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome them. * suggesting logical escalations from one emotion to the next. * showing cues associated with acute and suppressed emotions. Authors, teachers, and students agree that The Emotion Thesaurus is a convenient and helpful resource for reaching past clichéd emotional phrases and coming up with fresh ways to express what their characters are feeling. Its user-friendly list format makes it easy to understand and easy to find exactly you need.

The Negative Trait Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-negative-trait-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 0989772500
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Angela Ackerman
  • Publisher: Jadd Publishing

"So how can writers figure out which flaws best fit their characters? Which negative traits will create personality clashes and conflict while making success difficult? Nothing adds complexity like character flaws. Inside the Negative Trait Thesaurus you'll find a vast collection of flaws to explore when building a character's personality, advice on building layered and memorable characters from the ground up, an in-depth look at backstory, emotional wounds, and how pain twists a character's view of himself, and his world, influencing behavior and decision making, a flaw-centric exploration of character arc, relationships, motivation, and basic needs, tips on how to best show a character's flaws to readers while avoiding common pitfalls, and downloadable tools to aid writers in character creation."--

The Positive Trait Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-positive-trait-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 0989772519
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: Angela Ackerman
  • Publisher: Jadd Publishing

"Inside The Positive Trait Thesaurus, you'll find a large selection of attributes to choose from when building a personality profile, real character examples from literature, film, or television to show how an attribute drives actions and decisions, influences goals, and steers relationships, advice on using positive traits to immediately hook readers while avoiding common personality pitfalls, insight on human needs and morality, and how each determines the strengths that emerge in heroes and villains alike, information on the key role positive attributes play within the character arc, and how they're vital to overcoming fatal flaws and achieving success, and downloadable tools for organizing a character's attributes and providing a deeper understanding of his past, his needs, and his emotional wounds."--

The Urban Setting Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-urban-setting-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 098977256X
  • Release Date: 2016-05-22
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Angela Ackerman
  • Publisher:

Making readers care and feel like they're part of the story should be the number one goal for all writers. Ironically, many storytellers fail to maximize one of fiction's most powerful elements to achieve this: the setting. Not only can the right location become a conduit for emotion, it can also provide conflict, characterize the story's cast, reveal significant backstory, and trigger the reader's own emotional memories through sensory details and deep point of view. Inside The Urban Thesaurus, you'll find: A list of the sights, smells, tastes, textures, and sounds for over 120 urban settings Possible sources of conflict for each location to help you brainstorm ways to naturally complicate matters for your characters Advice on how to make every piece of description count so you can maintain the right pace and keep readers engaged Tips on utilizing the five senses to encourage readers to more fully experience each moment by triggering their own emotional memories Information on how to use the setting to characterize a story's cast through personalization and emotional values while using emotional triggers to steer their decisions A review of specific challenges that arise when writing urban locations, along with common descriptive pitfalls that should be avoided Downloadable tools to help you plan each setting so you can choose the right one for a scene, providing the biggest storytelling punch The Urban Setting Thesaurus helps you tailor each setting to your characters while creating a realistic, textured world readers will long to return to, even after the book closes.

The Rural Setting Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-rural-setting-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 0989772551
  • Release Date: 2016-05-22
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Angela Ackerman
  • Publisher:

Within the pages of a book lives a place of a writer's imagining, one that has the ability to pull readers in on a visceral level. But the audience's emotional fascination will only last if the author is able to describe this vibrant world and its inhabitants well. The setting is the unique story element that brings together characters and events. So much more than stage dressing, the setting is able to evoke mood, provide unique challenges that force the hero to acknowledge his faults and fight for what he wants, and hold a mirror up to his emotions, peeling back the layers of his most intimate feelings, fears, and desires.

Creating Character Emotions

  • Filename: creating-character-emotions.
  • ISBN: 1884910335
  • Release Date: 1998-02-15
  • Number of pages: 170
  • Author: Ann Hood
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Offers advice on writing about emotions, and shares examples of good writing for emotions ranging from anger and desire to suspicion and tenderness

The Well Spoken Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-well-spoken-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 9781402243059
  • Release Date: 2011-01-01
  • Number of pages: 391
  • Author: Tom Heehler
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

If you've ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* (*lofty, pretentious word) to impress a crowd, you know what it's like to* (*what it is to) be poorly spoken. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* (*lower echelons) of the English Language. The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary.


  • Filename: actions.
  • ISBN: 1854596748
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Author: Marina Caldarone
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books

A vital companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action-words to revitalise performance, with a foreword by Terry Johnson. Finding the right action is an essential part of the process of preparation for the actor. Using this thesaurus of active verbs, the actor can refine the action-word until s/he hits exactly the right one to help make the action come alive. The method of 'actioning' is widely used in rehearsal rooms, but has never before been set down in a systematic and comprehensive way. 'If you want to act, or act better, Actions will take you a long way on the journey to excellence' Terry Johnson

Oxford American Writer s Thesaurus

  • Filename: oxford-american-writer-s-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 9780199829927
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 1050
  • Author: Christine A. Lindberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Features more than three hundred thousand synonyms and ten thousand antonyms, as well as nearly two hundred collections of nouns to add detail to writing and quick guides to easily confused words.

Don t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life

  • Filename: don-t-let-your-emotions-run-your-life.
  • ISBN: 9781458755957
  • Release Date: 2010-05-07
  • Number of pages: 316
  • Author: Scott E. Spradlin
  • Publisher:

When we are regularly undone by our emotions, we become victims of damaged relationships, trapped circumstances, self-sabotage, and illness. Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life offers help to all of us who want to gain the upper hand on our feelings and our lives. Even high reactors, people disposed to experiencing strong, even overwhelming emotions on a regular basis, will find its strategies easy to use and effective at managing frequent emotional flare-ups. This book develops proven DBT techniques into worksheets, exercises, and assessments that show you how to pay attention to emotions when they arise, assess blocks to controlling them, and overcome them to eliminate overpowering feelings. Learn what emotional triggers exist in your environment and become less judgmental about yourself when you do experience a surge. Avoid or reduce the distress that strong emotions cause you. This workbook teaches you to reduce the impact of painful feelings and increase the effects of positive ones so that you can tolerate life's ongoing stresses and achieve a sense of calm coexistence with your emotions.

The Romance Writers Phrase Book

  • Filename: the-romance-writers-phrase-book.
  • ISBN: 0399510028
  • Release Date: 1984
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Jean Salter Kent
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade

Lists evocative phrases that can be used by novelists to describe people, body movements, facial expressions, voices, emotions, colors, thoughts, and memories

Scrivener For Dummies

  • Filename: scrivener-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118312469
  • Release Date: 2012-07-30
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Gwen Hernandez
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

No matter what you want to write, Scrivener makes it easier. Whether you’re a planner, a seat-of-the-pants writer, or something in between, Scrivener provides tools for every stage of the writing process. Scrivener For Dummies walks you step-by-step through this popular writing software’s best features. This friendly For Dummies guide starts with the basics, but even experienced scriveners will benefit from the helpful tips for getting more from their favourite writing software. Walks you through customizing project templates for your project needs Offers useful advice on compiling your project for print and e-book formats Helps you set up project and document targets and minimize distractions to keep you on track and on deadline Explains how to storyboard with the corkboard, create collections, and understand their value Shows you how to use automated backups to protect your hard work along the way From idea inception to manuscript submission, Scrivener for Dummies makes it easier than ever to plan, write, organize, and revise your masterpiece in Scrivener.

Dictionary of Emotions

  • Filename: dictionary-of-emotions.
  • ISBN: 0991359402
  • Release Date: 2014-09-10
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: Patrick Michael Ryan
  • Publisher:

Are you feeling elated, or are you more enraptured? Are you a bit glum, or is it more like melancholy? The words we use to express emotions are as plentiful and nuanced as the feelings those words describe.Dictionary of Emotions: Words for Feelings, Moods, and Emotions is a comprehensive reference book of such terms. The book's accompanying definitions are based on the context of feeling and are intended to be a starting point to help shape an individual's interpretation of both the word and their experience.Psychologists, therapists, actors, authors, and those who are associated with these fields will find Dictionary of Emotions an invaluable communication tool. The book will help anyone seeking to enhance their emotional intelligence with a vocabulary of emotional awareness and expression.

The Writer s Idea Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-writer-s-idea-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 9781599638249
  • Release Date: 2014-09-05
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Fred White
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Endless ideas at your fingertips, and at the turn of a page... Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts. You'll find a vast treasury of story ideas inside, organized by subject, theme, and situation categories, and listed alphabetically for easy reference. Author and award-winning writing instructor Fred White shows you how to build out and customize these ideas to create unique plots that reflect your personal storytelling sensibilities, making The Writer's Idea Thesaurus an invaluable tool for generating creative ideas and vanquishing writer's block--for good. Inside you'll find: 2,000 unique and dynamic story ideas perfect for novels and short stories of any genre or writing style Twenty major idea categories, such as The Invasion of X, The Transformation of X into Y, Escape from X, The Curse of X, and more Multiple situations that further refine the major categories, such as The Creation of Artificial Life, The Descent Into Madness, Love in the Workplace, The Journey to a Forgotten Realm, and more Invaluable advice on how to customize each idea. The Writer's Idea Thesaurus is an interactive story generator that opens the door to thousands of new story arcs and plotlines.

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