**Welcome! While you're visiting us, we hope you'll grab a free PDF of EMOTION AMPLIFIERS available in the sidebar. This companion to The Emotion Thesaurus is a body language tool for describing your character's PAIN, STRESS, ILLNESS, HUNGER, DEHYDRATION, ATTRACTION & other conditions that 'amplify' an emotional reaction.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression
Struggle with how to show, not tell a character’s feelings? Need help creating fresh body language that does come off as stale or cliché?
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression is a writer’s best friend, helping to navigate the difficult terrain of showing character emotion. Through an easy-to-use list format, this brainstorming tool explores seventy-five emotions and provides a large selection of body language, internal sensations, actions and thoughts associated with each. For more information on The Emotion Thesaurus, check it out using Amazon's Search Inside Feature, or visit our Goodreads page. We also have samples of the original blog entries below which are a bit different than the book version, but still helpful to get you started. Just Scroll down to see the SAMPLE ENTRIES.
This bestselling writing resource is used by editors, agents and authors worldwide and is required reading for several University-level Creative Writing programs in the United States. Available in ebook and print, you can find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, the iBookstore, and Smashwords. Or, download the PDF straight from our blog (sidebar).
Emotion Thesaurus Buzz:"I loved this book! This is a one-of-a-kind resource for the writer. Offering synonyms (and more) for emotions of every stripe - as well as some sound writing advice throughout - this is just the sort of tome to have sitting within reach of the keyboard." ~Author K.M. Weiland Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way To Success
"One of the challenges a fiction writer faces, especially when prolific, is coming up with fresh ways to describe emotions. This handy compendium fills that need. It is both a reference and a brainstorming tool, and one of the resources I'll be turning to most often as I write my own books."~ James Scott Bell, bestselling author of Deceived and Plot & Structure
"A writer's must have in the writers tool box. Highly recommended for all genres of fiction! This is a book you'll use over and over and over again" ~Author Janet Gurtler I'm Not Her, If I Tell, Who I Kissed (Sourcebooks Fire)
Sample Entries:*Please note that below are the original entries, and some are not 'true' emotions. These ones are not in the book, but rather than delete useful entries, we left them here in the list for you to use and enjoy.
What is an Emotion Thesaurus?
Expressing Cardinal Emotions: Male vs. Female
- Hurt (Emotional)
- Addendum: Defensive
- Addendum: Desire
- Addendum: Doubt
- Addendum: Energetic
- Addendum: Exhaustion
- Addendum: Hunger
- Addendum: Loneliness
- Addendum: Pain (Physical)
- Addendum: Sarcasm
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this book available through Amazon.ca?
Yes! We are happy to report that our Canadian friends can now snag a copy of The Emotion Thesaurus from Amazon.ca.
Will you be offering workshops/courses or lectures sourcing The Emotion Thesaurus?
Yes, we plan to create programming that utilizes The Emotion Thesaurus. If you are interested in finding out more and would like to be added to our emailing list when this is finalized, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Emotion Thesaurus Workshop" in the subject header.
Will you be publishing other Thesaurus Collections, both new ones and those listed on the blog?
Yes! Look for our next book in Summer of 2013!
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