Hi everyone! I know this post has been a long time in coming, and Becca and I want to thank everyone who has sent us mail and messages about The Emotion Thesaurus, asking when it’s available, the cost, etc. You guys are the greatest–you really are. We thought it probably best to do a Q & A regarding the details of the book, and if you have any questions that we don’t cover, feel free to leave them in the comments.
Will this book be available in print, or only as an ebook?
This book will have a print option, so you can choose the format that suits you best–an ebook for your Kindle, Kobo, Sony, iPad, etc. or the traditional paperback so you can disconnect from the net and write distraction free. We are also offering a PDF for those people may not have readers and don’t want to pay the unfortunate cost of print-on-demand.
*Psssst* Can I tell you a secret? The ebook/PDF version is linked, allowing readers to move from entry to entry with a click of a button. The Print is great too, but if you want to avoid flipping pages, go with the ebook!
How is this book different than the Emotion Thesaurus in the sidebar?
The book covers 75 emotions (some of which are in the sidebar) while others are brand new. Each entry comes with a ton of new content, and is organized in a way that allows writers to target the area they need help showing: a character’s thoughts, body language or visceral reactions. The entries also range in emotional intensity, ensuring brainstorming material no matter where a character is on the experience spectrum. Also included are 75 description tips and a writing guide to help writers dig deeper to create fresh, compelling character emotion while avoiding trouble spots like cliches, melodrama, telling, etc. If you would like to see a sample of one of the entries, we posted FEAR in our newsletter.
What will the cost be?
The Emotion Thesaurus ebook will launch at $4.99. We hope you’ll feel this is the best 5 bucks you’ve ever spent! If you want the print version, it’s higher. We haven’t uploaded it yet, but some investigation has led us to believe we’re looking at probably $15 dollars after Createspace fees are factored in. *grumblefeesgrumble*
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What will happen to the blog’s Emotion Thesaurus?
Had Becca and I chosen the traditional route, a publisher would make us take it down. All those entries, which have accumulated hundreds of thousands of hits, GONE.
Becca and I did NOT want this to happen. We have more control by publishing ourselves, but the fact remains that we cannot keep everything up. So, we’re going to meet halfway and modify the current entries, keeping a sample available for people to use. If writers find they’d rather have the full, modded-out, totally cool version, they can snag a copy of the book in the format of their choosing. 🙂
When is the book available?
*shouts it from the rooftops* May 14th! And we are SO excited. And scared. Terrified really. But…you people don’t bite, do you? No, I didn’t think so. 🙂
Questions? Thoughts? Sprinkle donuts? Just leave them in the comments!
Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling.