Introverts, Incredible Reviewers & Flawed Heroes

I know it’s only Tuesday, but what a crazy week! My kids are off school for exams, so I’m taking them to see the dentist, doctor and to get their eyes tested, plus I’m trying to finish all the necessary planning for hubby’s 40th birthday party this Saturday. My email is backing up, I have some lovely reporting issues with royalties to straighten out and a dozen things sit on my critical to do list, growing mold.

But then THIS happened:

500 reviews ET

ET Framed The Emotion Thesaurus has 500 reviews on Amazon. Can you believe it? Holy zombie cows, I never in a million years ever expected so many people would so kindly take the time to offer their thoughts on our first book. Thank you all SO, SO much! If you had any doubts about how much this helps authors, read some of the later reviews. A lot of them start with “I didn’t quite know what this book would be like, but I trusted the reviews and am so glad I did.”

Some authors say they don’t read reviews, and maybe they don’t. I do. I read each one and appreciate the time people took to weigh in, even if the book turned out to not be their cup of tea. So again, thank you all for sharing your opinions. I hope that the Positive
and Negative Trait Thesaurus books can match this some day. (And if you have either of these books and would like to leave a review, please click on the picture below!)

PA FramedNEG Framed

Becca is in the writing cave, cooking up some awesome fiction. This month she’s Nanoing, so please cheer her on if you run into her on Facebook or Twitter. In the meantime, I have a few exciting posts to share with you:

The awesome Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest is hosting me as I discuss Conferencing for Introverts and how to both survive and THRIVE in the conference environment.

The Seekerville Community has opened their doors to me as well, where I discuss the 10 Reasons Why Our Heroes Need Flaws.

Finally, DIYMFA (Do It Yourself MFA) has posted my 8 Online Tools To Keep Words Flowing. So if you have a “Butt-in-chair” problem, I hope you’ll check it out!

Here’s to a productive week for all! 🙂


Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, an online library packed with powerful tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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22 Responses to Introverts, Incredible Reviewers & Flawed Heroes

  1. Woo hoo! Congratulations. These great books deserve great reviews 🙂

  2. CONGRATULATIONS! Five hundred reviews is quite a milestone. (And I’m pleased to say I wrote one of ’em!) I don’t have your other two books (yet) but I’ll have to remedy that asap.

  3. It’s a great tool. Thank you!

  4. Congratulations to you, and a job well done. I’ve got that article bookmarked, and I plan on reading it soon. I am a major introvert. Maybe you should write an article on book signings and interviews for introverted writers! I would read the heck out of both.

    Happy sales to you, until we meet again 😉

  5. mooderino says:

    Congrats on getting all those reviews. Thoroughly deserved.

    Moody Writing

  6. Leigh K. HUnt says:

    Honestly – you guys totally deserve those amazing reviews – because it’s ALL TRUE! I hope the Positive and Negative trait books garner just as many in the near future, too! Life has a funny way of taking over – and then something random happens that makes you stop short.
    You guys are fantasic – I can’t wait to see what your next literary installment will be!

  7. Rosi says:

    Thanks for all the great links. Wonderful stuff, as usual, for all of us.

  8. Bish Denham says:

    500 reviews!?! Awesome! And the links to your articles… I don’t know how you do it. Hope the 40th birthday party is a blast!

  9. thanks for sharing all that great stuff. is there something out there to help the ADD writer (as in “oooo, shiny new plot idea for the novel i’m currently working on”)?

    • Haha, focus. That’s a tough one, isn’t it? I think maybe a write and reward system would be best. You write two chapters, and you reward yourself by writeing one paragraph of a shiny new idea down. Another 2 chapters, you can add to the idea. Not only will you get through the novel, you’ll have an outline for the next one waiting for you (or perhaps a few shiny ideas with some flesh on them!)

  10. Sara says:

    Congrats! I actually just discovered your site after buying The Emotion Thesaurus from Amazon. Haven’t used the book yet – but after flipping through it briefly when I opened the package, I can’t wait. 🙂

    Will check out your DIYMFA article when I have a chance!

    • Thanks for giving it a test drive, Sara. I hope you find lots of useful stuff here as well. On the tools page, you’ll find a booklet at the bottom called “Emotion Amplifiers.” This is a free companion to the Emotion Thesaurus, so it may help you further. Have a great day!

  11. Kittie Howard says:

    Congrats on sooo much! And I have your book . . . It’s AWESOME!

  12. jeffo says:

    Congrats and keep it up! And go, go Becca!

  13. Congrats on the reviews. And I saw your post on Chuck’s site. It was awesome!

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