Hi everyone! March is here, and in Canada, that means winter is starting to lose its grip. Can I get a YAHOO? Thinking about spring coming made me realize it was a perfect time to fire out a writerly update, so sha-pow, here it is!

The Emotional Wound Thesaurus Update

Many of you know Becca and I have been hard at work on The Emotional Wound Thesaurus. We've finally finished all the entries and have moved onto writing the teaching content (which I think will be more robust than any other thesaurus to-date!). We hope you will all be very pleased with what we've come up with.

To ensure we have a good representation of real-world wounds, we have created wound entries that fall into these categories:

• Disabilities and Disfigurements

• Injustice and Hardship

• Failures and Mistakes

• Misplaced Trust and Betrayals

• Crime and Victimization

• Traumatic Events

• Specific Childhood Wounds

And because emotional trauma is a difficult to write about and important to get accurate, we've sought out the help of Jeannie Campbell (AKA The Character Therapist). She's going to look over all our entries from a psychologist's standpoint to make sure the detail is as accurate as we can make it. We've very excited to have Jeannie on board.

We're aiming for October/November for release. If you like, add yourself to our list HERE and we'll send you a quick email when we have a firm date.

If you want to access Emotional Wound information now, you could head over to One Stop for Writers, where 60 emotional wound entries are already available. The rest will be soon too (if you subscribe). But even if you aren't a subscriber, head over and register for free because we have a terrific tutorial for Emotional Wounds on the Tutorials page. Registered guests have free access to it. :)


So, crazy thing...there are now over 200,000 Thesaurus books out in the world, all because of you guys. Holy cow, I think together we may have made the thesaurus cool again! 

We have a big giveaway going on right now at Writers Helping Writers, but it ends on Monday, 6 PM EST. So please, hurry over and put your name in the draw. You can win our books, or One Stop for Writers subscriptions.

If you find numbers helpful, we've added some data about our book sales and included some marketing links to check out.

Thank you all so much for your kind support of us over the years!


Angela's Super Six

Each newsletter I share six links to six amazing things I've found--articles, tools, and resources. So, without further ado... *drum roll*

Describing Your Character's Physical Appearance: Struggle with describing your character well without resorting to description dumps or boring and cliche details? Boom, here's 6 links to help you in this department: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six!

 Becca & Angela Guest Posts You May Have Missed: Did you miss some writerly goodness of ours? Horrors! rectify this quickly by hitting up the last 6 guest posts we've written: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six!

Mastering Dialogue: A large portion of any novel is dialogue, meaning learning how to write it well needs to be at the top of our priority list. Here's 6 links to show you how: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six!

Worksheet Mania: To some it might seem like too much structure, but worksheets are terrific for brainstorming the more complex aspects of your story. Follow these 6 links for a literary gold mine: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six!

Websites You Should Visit: Here are six websites I've found that you should really give a try. Poke around a bit--you won't be sorry! One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six!

Writing about Pain: conveying accurate pain levels in our writing and making sure we've gotten the details write for injuries is a tough job. But don't worry, here are six posts to help: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six!


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Two lucky newsletter subscribers just won a copy of one of our two newest Thesaurus books.

Watch your inboxes to see if you won!


Thank you all so much for your continued support of what we do.

 Wishing everyone a terrific month.

Happy writing,


Angela & Becca