Angela Ackerman is a story coach, international speaker, and co-author of the bestselling book, The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, and its many sequels. Available in nine languages, her guides are sourced by US universities, recommended by agents and editors, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, and psychologists around the world. To date, this book collection has sold over a million copies.
Angela is also the co-founder of the popular site Writers Helping Writers®, as well as One Stop for Writers®, a portal to game-changing tools and resources that enable writers to craft powerful fiction.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression Expanded Edition
Do your characters smile, frown, sign, or shiver too much? Are their hearts always racing, their breath rushing, or worse, they stand there, doing nothing at all? It’s okay, you aren’t alone. Writing powerful, fresh emotional description can be a challenge…or rather it used to be before The Emotion Thesaurus came along. This bestselling guide helps you break free from tired description and telling by providing you with lists of body language, thoughts, visceral sensations, vocal cues (and more!) for 130 unique emotions. Get ready to master show-don’t-tell.