Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Emotion Thesaurus Cover Revealed

Happy New Year, Everyone!

I hope the beginning of 2019 has treated you well. I want to introduce you to one of my absolute favorite writing tools. There are so many books on the market that promise to make me a better writer. I've bought and tried more than I want to admit here. Most of them ... well, I wish I could have my money and wasted hours back. 

And then I was introduced to Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi's first book in their descriptive thesaurus series, The Emotion Thesaurus.  WOW! It blew me away. 

The one key element that keeps us reading is emotion. The story's premise could be enticing, the pacing great, but if we don't feel for the characters, we close the book and move on. I know what I want my readers to experience on each page of my books, laughter, heartbreak, and everything emotion in between. Angela and Becca's thesaurus makes that possible. I own the entire series and use one or two of their books almost daily.

Have you ever held onto a secret you've been dying to share, and then finally...you can?

REDACTED The Emotion Thesaurus cover For the last few weeks, I've been helping Angela and Becca at Writers Helping Writers keep a BIG secret...what the next book in their thesaurus series will be. 
It might seem strange to not tell one's readers what book you're planning to release...unless you happen to write books on Show, Don't Tell like Angela and Becca do! They couldn't resist the opportunity to show, not tell, by waiting for the cover reveal. They even created a *REDACTED* cover for it, which you might have seen floating around.

We're revealing the cover at long last!


The next book in the descriptive thesaurus series is ...

Emotion Thesaurs 2nd Edition cover

The Emotion Thesaurus Second Edition 

It's been 7 years since the original Emotion Thesaurus hit the shelves. Many writers have credited this unusual book with transforming their writing. This guide is packed with helpful lists of body language, thoughts, and visceral sensations for 75 different emotions, which makes it easier for writers to convey what characters feel. Since 2012, many have asked the authors if they would add more emotions, so that's what Angela & Becca have done. This new edition has added 55 more emotions, bringing the total to 130. There are other new additions to the book, and in fact, it's almost doubled in size! I recommend checking out the full list of emotions (and some sample entries) HERE

And more good news: this book is available for Preorder! You can find it on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Indie Bound.org

One last thing: Go grab a Webinar!

Angela and Becca are giving away a free webinar recording of one of their popular workshops:

Using Emotion To Wow Readers

I highly recommend Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman's Descriptive Thesaurus series. Start with The Emotion Thesaurus, Second Edition. I'm grabbing my copy. 

Until next time, have a wonderful week. Take a moment to sit back and read a great book.

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks

1 comment :

  1. Wow, what kind words--I am so glad the Emotion Thesaurus is such a help, and I am so grateful you are helping us spread the word that there's a second edition. I hope you find it as helpful or more than the original, and you enjoy all the new emotions. Thanks so much for letting us steal your blog for a day, Nancy!