writershelpingwriters_logo_6x6inch_final_optWelcome to Writers Helping Writers®

, formerly “The Bookshelf Muse.”

Our mission? To offer help and support, empowering writers everywhere.

This site has many one-of-a-kind tools and resources for writers, editors and teachers, so we encourage you to poke around.

Logo-OneStop-For-Writers-smallWe are strong believers in innovation, and are always trying to think about what writers need most of all. Along this line, we are very pleased to bring you something new from Writers Helping Writers: a powerhouse library unlike any other.

One Stop For Writers®

is filled with innovative tools, resources and writing help that will help you write more productively while helping you to elevate your storytelling.

Our second site really must be seen to be believed, so pop over for a visit (registration is always free), or click over to our One Stop For Writers page here for more details.




Angela Ackerman:

Angela is Canadian, and loves her home near Calgary, Alberta, nestled close to the Rockies. She enjoys traveling with her family, exploring new and unusual places, and is constantly amazed at how the universe seems to bring along the people she needs to connect with at just the right time.

The author of 6 bestselling resource books printed in 6 different languages, Angela enjoys sharing her passion for writing craft. She is a writing coach, international speaker, and a firm believer that writers succeed best together. The desire to help writers in new, innovative ways is a love she shares with Becca Puglisi and Lee Powell, and together the three formed One Stop for Writers®, a unique site filled with custom tools and writing resources built to help writers elevate their storytelling.

In the fiction realm, Angela is sowing her wild oats, playing around with darker themes and interesting plot twists. Her audience of preference is middle grade and young adult, but lately she’s been toying with trying an adult thriller on for size.

Angela’s foreign rights are being cared for by Marleen Seegers of 2 Seas Agency.  To contact Angela about workshops, retreats, or other events, please get in touch or request a Speaker’s Brochure. To discuss opportunities regarding her popular One Stop For Writers® site, please choose the One Stop email option below.

EMAIL Angela (Writers Helping Writers®)

EMAIL Angela (One Stop For Writers®)



 Becca Puglisi:

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In her former life, Becca Puglisi was a teacher—elementary, because six-year-olds are easy to push around and the math isn’t too hard. She read roughly a gajillion picture books to her students, and it was her love for these books that originally motivated her to become an author, though she’s since moved on to young adult novels.

Now, Becca is a YA fantasy/historical fiction writer and co-author of a number of descriptive thesauruses for writers, including the bestselling The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. She also is co-founder of One Stop For Writers®, a unique online resource containing many helpful tools, craft tutorials, and the entire Writers Helping Writers thesaurus collection (cross-referenced and searchable!). Becca is an international speaker who enjoys teaching workshops and presenting various writerly topics. Her books are represented by foreign rights agent Marleen Seegers of 2 Seas Agency.

When not writing, Becca’s life revolves around her husband and two adorable little blessings. Al is wonderfully supportive of his wife’s writing career. He is also a comfortable kind of husband who doesn’t complain when the kids get nutritious leftovers while he has to scrounge some kind of meal out of stale Cheerios, yogurt, and Velveeta. Becca’s little ones, a girl and a boy, keep her intimately acquainted with the children’s section of the library, the park, and any Chick-fil-A with a playground. She has given up wearing lipstick because she can’t stop kissing her kids.

During her free time (ha), Becca enjoys playing video games, watching movies, teaching Bible studies, baking, and adding to her stash of emergency supplies. She has always enjoyed contemplating the What if? scenario, which served her well when she lived in south Florida and will help her survive the winter now that she’s moved to New York.

To contact Becca about workshops, retreats, or other events, please get in touch or request a Speaker’s Brochure. To discuss opportunities regarding her popular One Stop For Writers site, please choose the One Stop email option provided below.

EMAIL Becca (Writers Helping Writers®)

EMAIL Becca (One Stop For Writers®)




If so, you can read about how Becca and I met in person for the very first time. The universe definitely had a hand in things!





















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  3. Bracha says:

    Please add me to your mailing list. Thank you!

  4. James Osborne says:

    Looking forward to following

  5. James Osborne says:

    Great website! Lots of interesting and useful articles.

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  7. Nancy Murphy says:


    I bought your entire series and LOVE each book! They have been tremendously helpful. I’m writing because when I bought the Emotion Thesaurus, I was supposed to receive a free copy of the companion book. I clicked the link but it only took me to the preview. Please help.

  8. Great information. Thank you.

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