My copy of the new Emotion Thesaurus will be delivered tomorrow — yay! If you ever find it hard to think of ways to describe your characters' emotions without falling back on the same old cliches and let's face it, who doesn't? All great emotions to explore. By Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. This is totally worth your money and it is certainly a long term investment if you plan to write for all the times to come. What was it supposed to be like? I This book is a real gem. The writer's tips have also been updated for each entry, and I'm happy I have both editions so that I can compare the two when I'm stuck and find nuggets of wisdom in each. Two stars because Goodreads has a rating system of personal preference instead of an objective one.
. I definitely see myself coming back to this many times in the future. You can also read this review on my blog: When I first learned about The Emotion Thesaurus I was intrigued. Why would you say some of that stuff out loud? Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any emotional moment. In addiiton, the entries from our entire 14-thesaurus collection can be found at One Stop For Writers www. I know I will keep referring back to it in future. The second edition of The Emotion Thesaurus, in its easy-to-navigate list format, will inspire you to create stronger, fresher character expressions and engage readers from your first page to your last.
Not because I don't know these things already, but because, like all writers, I tend to use the same phrases over and over. I understood the idea but i didn't understand how the information could be presented so I could easily use it to improve my writing. Useful reference book when the right words to describe an emotion don't jump to your mind. One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. The book is divided in 2 parts. It sits next to me whenever I am writing, and I keep going back to it and I want to own all of these books. I don't see myself using this now and I didn't learn anything new from it, nothing that hadn't already been observed from years of reading and further explained in Introductory English and Literature classes in university.
Set in West Virginia, Smart's characters are as real as the hills in which they live, and as enduring. It explains every emotion with its Definition, Physical Signals, Mental Responses, Internal Sensation, Cues of acute or long term Emotion, Cues of suppressed Emotion, and a writers tip. Saying that I don't actually own this one, I am borrowing it off a writer friend. Or maybe you can use a new signal you didn't consider before. I desperately needed a user friendly writing tool like this. With almost double the number and expanded entries, what was a crucial resource to me before has become even more of a go to when I am stuck trying to describe feelings and emotions.
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. With great frequency, they: grew larger, narrowed, hardened, threw daggers and …. Please feel free to join in on the fun and leave a comment or two. It is a very interesting tutorial and, to me, the best part of the book. For more information about our books and to access downloadable tools and free resources for authors, please visit our website at www.
Not because I don't know these things already, but because, like all writers, I tend to use the same phrases over and over. When I sit down at my computer to write I do three things before starting: I close my office door, I crank up some rock 'n roll, and I make sure The Emotion Thesaurus is open on my Kindle reader app on my desktop. She swallowed down hard on the painful realization. This is a one-of-a-kind resource for the writer. I particularly like the Emotional Wounds Thesaurus. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. I can tell you I already love this book.
If you are a writer of fiction, I highly recommend The Emotion Thesaurus. The bulk of of the text is made up of sections dedicated to many different emotions, where each section includes a list of ways to disp The Emotion Thesaurus contains some opening material about characterization, showing versus telling, and using this thesaurus as inspiration and applying it naturally to characters and their surroundings. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and believe this author is one to watch and read now and in the future. They all are within reach of my desk while I write. I am going to search around the book to see if it does indeed exist and to see if it merely escaped me on my first pass. The authors give clear and specific examples, which apply their methods of choosing proper description.
Note: this is not a cash prize. I'll amend my review if I locate it or if someone points it out. The thesaurus was so helpful. I'm definitely giving my son a copy of this book as he heads off to his freshman year in college. It would be better with a better link pack. I struggle with defining emotion because mostly those words are concepts, harder to grasp than objects or colors or places or such.
This book is sitting on my desk so I can consult it like an emotional map, opening it up alphabetically on Anger or Terror, and scanning through a list of typical physical signals, internal sensations, mental responses, and some marvelous tips, like searching the whole m If you're not a native speaker writing in English like me I'm from Russia , this book is a gem. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. While eyes are often the first thing we notice in real life, they provide very limited options for description possibilities as writers. And the bit about the Valedictorian not sure what that is but the person is obviously happy about it again sounds like an autistic example. This is a one-of-a-kind resource for the writer. The concepts are laid out with examples and are written in a very simple way that even the youngest writers can understand. This is a book for writers.