Author Archives: ANGELA ACKERMAN

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.

Occupation Thesaurus Entry: Exotic Dancer

Jobs are as important for our characters as they are for real people. A character’s career might be their dream job or one they’ve chosen due to necessity. In your story, they might be trying to get that job or … Continue reading

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Got 15 Minutes? How to Write 500+ Words

Life is busy, and for many of us, writing happens in smaller blocks of time rather than in big chunks. If we fall prey to one of the many distractions that are competing for our attention, then BAM, that writing … Continue reading

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Writers Are Beautiful People…And No Matter What, They Persevere

Just a very quick note to thank everyone who participated in #writerspersevere. Oh my gosh, the stories we read…you guys truly are amazing people. Becca and I admire you so much. It is clear to us that just like the … Continue reading

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Help Us Celebrate The Incredible Strength of Writers (And A New Book!)

The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Emotional Trauma is out in the world! Full disclosure: this book was not easy to write. Emotional wounds are not fictional–they create heartache in the real world, too. Life, as we are … Continue reading

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The Mother Lode of Links on Writing Emotional Wounds

Hi everyone! I thought with the release of  The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma, I’d do a round up of posts on emotional wounds to help with this super-challenging area. Today I am over at Jane … Continue reading

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Occupation Thesaurus Entry: E.R. Physician

Jobs are as important for our characters as they are for real people. A character’s career might be their dream job or one they’ve chosen due to necessity. In your story, they might be trying to get that job or … Continue reading

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News and Updates

Hi everyone! I had a smattering of things to mention so I thought I’d stuff then all into this one post. First off, a big Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians out there! We hope you enjoy this time with … Continue reading

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Help Us Celebrate! It’s One Stop for Writers’ 2nd Anniversary

WOW! It’s been two years since Lee, Becca, and I held our breath and threw open the doors of One Stop for Writers, a unique online library stuffed with tools, resources, and tutorials to provide writers with a better way to … Continue reading

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Meet Our Newest Resident Writing Coaches

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since we started the Resident Writing Coach program, but here we are! This program, designed to bring you high-level writing education from a variety of experts, has been wildly successful. We’ve … Continue reading

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The 10 Key Scenes You Need to Frame Up Your Novel

Happy to welcome our editor and friend C.S. Lakin to the blog for a special post on story structure. Please read on! “How do I write a great novel?” This is probably THE question every aspiring novelist has asked . . . … Continue reading

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