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The Emotion Thesaurus Second Edition is coming!

Posted on: January 21, 2019

In December 2012 a good friend of mine gave me a copy of The Emotion Thesaurus – A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, as a Christmas gift. It was the best gift ever and has been a huge help to my writing over the past six years. Since then I have recommended this useful writer’s aid to many other writers.

For the last month, I’ve been part of a Street Team for Angela and Becca at Writers Helping Writers, who are launching their new writing book on February 19th. Because they are known for showing, not telling, they decided it would be fun to keep the thesaurus book’s topic a secret until the book cover reveal…WHICH IS TODAY!
It’s been hard keeping quiet about this, so I am thrilled I can finally announce that The Emotion Thesaurus Second Edition is coming!

Many of you writers know (and possibly use) the original Emotion Thesaurus. It released in 2012 and became a must-have resource for many because it contained lists of body language, thoughts, and visceral sensations for 75 emotions, making the difficult task of showing character emotion on the page much easier.

Over the years, people have asked Angela and Becca to add more emotions, so they decided to create a second edition. It contains 55 NEW entries, bringing the total to 130 emotions.
This book is almost DOUBLE IN SIZE and there’s a lot more new content, so I recommend checking it out. And you can. Right now.

Here is a sample writing tip for you.

To view a sample of the emotion vindicated click here  

and click here to see a full list of all the emotions listed in this amazing new addition.

Preorder Alert!
This book is available for preorder so you can find all the details about this new book’s contents by visiting Amazon, Print & KindleKobo, iBooks, and Indiebound, or swinging by Writers Helping Writers.

One last thing…Angela & Becca have a special gift for writers HERE. If you like free education, stop by and check it out. (It’s only available for a limited time!)

If you struggle with showing instead of telling or just need new ideas of how to express your character’s emotions, check this book out, you won’t be disappointed. I’ve preordered mine. 

41 Responses to "The Emotion Thesaurus Second Edition is coming!"

Will definitely take a look at this book. It sounds very useful.

It is extremely useful and I’m so pleased there is an extended version. By the way, Anne, I was finally able to post a review of the Silver Locket on Amazon.com.

Thank you for the lovely review! I’ve pre-ordered the thesaurus.

What a great book! I am definitely going to check this out –what a great resource.

It has really come in handy for me in so many ways. Gets the creative juices going too!

Thanks for the info. I must have a look at it

I will bring my original copy with me on Friday so you can have a look at it.

I’ve used her first edition. Thanks for the update about the new one being published. Very useful!

You are very welcome. It looks amazing.

Sounds like a must-have on every writer’s bookshelf.

It is. It has been a huge help to me.

This is great…so useful when writing! Thanks for sharing about this edition.

Happy to share this useful resource.

I have the first version and will definitely check this out. Thanks, Darlene.

Then you know what a great resource it is. With 55 more emotions, it will be even better!

What a prized book for writers! Will be adding this great resource when we get back home!

You will love it! Where are you right now?

Thanks for this post, Darlene. A most interesting and useful sounding book.

You are welcome. It is very useful.

Thanks so much for posting about our new book coming soon, Darlene! We are so excited to improve upon this book as we know so many have asked for more emotions and it’s nice to be able to come through for them. 🙂

Happy writing to all!

My pleasure. This is a book that should be in every writer’s tool kit and I am so excited to see there is a new improved edition. (and I thought it was already perfect) Thanks for giving us more emotions to work with!

I had no idea….what a cool resource and how great you are involved in getting it updated and expanded!

I am so happy to help promote this book!

This does sound like a treasure for authors! Enjoyed reading some of the new entries to get a feel for the book! Excellent!

I’m glad you enjoyed it. A great book for any wordsmith!

Darlene this looks like a great resource ….I must say character building appears to be such a key part of what I am learning in writing…..:)

A must have book if you plan on doing any writing. Are you taking a course right now? xo

Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
Darlene Foster with news of the second edition of the Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi… helping authors show instead of just telling… on pre-order at the moment so head over to Darlene’s for the details.

This sounds like a very useful book …Thank you for sharing , Darlene 🙂

It is extremely useful.

This book looks like something I must have, Darlene! What a terrific tool for writers.

I couldn’t be without it. The most valuable resource I own and the new edition will even be better.

I have the old version. Looking forward to the new one.

Hi Darlene,
Thank you for your notice. I do have the original and use it with my writing. I’ll put it on my list to purchase later. Good luck with marketing it. HUGS

Glad you already know how useful the book is for writers. I’m happy to help them get the word out about the new edition. Hugs back.

[…] Emotion Thesaurus (Second Edition)! I have already posted about this great writer’s resource here. And some of you have already ordered it. I love my copy and am already using it while writing […]

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