Writers, Ready to Write Naked?

The holiday season may be over but the fervor of LET’S DO THIS is still in everyone’s veins. You guys are all ready to show 2018 who’s boss, right?

We want to help, so we’re giving away a writerly pair of books to encourage you to go deep, and yes, write naked.

Becca and I are joining forces with New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Probst in one sweet giveaway.

TWO lucky winners are going to win this pair of signed resources.

Write Naked: A Bestseller’s Guide to Writing Romance & Navigating the Path to Success

Learn how to transform your passion for writing into a career. New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Probst reveals her pathway to success, from struggling as a new writer to signing a seven-figure deal. Write Naked intermingles personal essays on craft with down-to-earth advice on writing romance in the digital age. Probst will teach you how to:

  • Commit to your current work-in-progress, get focused, and complete it on schedule
  • Reveal raw emotions and thoughts on the page to hook your readers
  • Assemble a street team to promote and celebrate your books
  • Overcome writer’s block with ease
  • Develop themes that tie together your books and series
  • Write the most difficult elements of romance–including sex scenes–with skill and style

Regardless of the genre, every novelist faces a difficult task. Creating authentic characters and an engaging plot are challenging enough. But attempting to break into the hotter-than-ever romance genre, which is constantly flooded with new titles and fresh faces? It can feel impossible. This is where Probst’s Write Naked comes in. To survive–and thrive–you need the help and wisdom of an expert.

Angela’s three-fiddy: This book is amazing. You want it. Trust me. It’s great if you specifically write romance, but even if you don’t, there’s strong advice that translates to all genres and to every writer seeking success. You’ll find my endorsement under Editorial Reviews.

The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma

To deliver characters that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, alter what they believe, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story. Inside, you’ll find:

  • A database of over 100 traumatic situations common to the human experience
  • An in-depth study on a wound’s impact, including the fears, lies, personality shifts, and dysfunctional behaviors that can arise from different painful events
  • An extensive analysis of character arc and how the wound and any resulting unmet needs fit into it
  • Techniques on how to show the past experience to readers in a way that is both engaging and revelatory while avoiding the pitfalls of info dumps and telling
  • And much more

Extensively researched, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus is a crash course in psychology for creating characters that feel incredibly real to readers.

Angela’s three-fiddy: I know many of you swear by The Emotion Thesaurus, and we are thrilled you love that book (we do too!). The Emotional Wound Thesaurus, though? I personally believe it’s our best resource yet.  😉 

Ready to Win a Seriously Powerful Book Set?

Simply go HERE to enter.

(Giveaway ends 1/31.) Good luck!

We really hope the year has started off well for you and the months ahead will have some fabulous surprises in store. Put those words on the page. Embrace your craft. Let your creativity shine!

~ Happy writing & giveaway-entering,

Angela & Becca

About ANGELA ACKERMAN

Angela is an international speaker and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also enjoys dreaming up new tools and resources for One Stop For Writers, a library built to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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12 Responses to Writers, Ready to Write Naked?

  1. Shirley Brand says:

    Would love to win this wonderful gift. Thank you!

  2. I’d love to win these great prizes 🙂

  3. Linda says:

    Excited about this contest!

  4. Maggie says:

    A big TY for the contest and donating your books.

  5. Beth Gallagher says:

    Oh my gosh, what a wonderful chance to win such great books! I’ve decided 2018 is my year, so am set to dive in. Wow, would these volumes be helpful! Thanks for this opportunity AND for a fabulous blog! 🙂

    • Good for you! That’s one thing I love about the end of a year and the start of the year–it is a great time to take stock and make plans for the year ahead. We can visualize where we want to be and what we want to accomplish, and then get cracking. 🙂

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