Introducing…Pin It To Win It!

The craziness of Christmas is over, New Years Resolutions have been made (and mostly broken, I suspect), and Targets everywhere are stocking shelves with red foiled chocolate hearts as Valentine’s Day approaches. But right now? A frosty, mid-winter lull.

Fear not, we have something fun to fill the void!

pinterestPin It to Win it.

As many of you know, Becca and I released The Positive Trait Thesaurus & Negative Trait Thesaurus, the newly-minted brother and sister to The Emotion Thesaurus. I won’t be shy about saying this: we LOVE these two new books. The Emotion Thesaurus was a hard act to follow, and we worked extremely hard to make sure these books wouldn’t disappoint. (I hope readers feel we succeeded in this regard!)

But we have a problem. A big one.

Lately I’m seeing tweets and Facebook comments to the tune of, “Hold it? There are two more Thesaurus books? I didn’t know this!” and it makes me feel like I’ve totally dropped the ball. You guys know Becca and I…we hate promoting openly. Instead we focus on providing good content here for writers, and leave it up to them to check out our books to see if they might be what they need. But, from the notes we’ve gotten from people saying they didn’t realize we’d added to the series, I guess what we’re doing isn’t quite enough.

So, we are asking you lovelies to help us (if it’s in your comfort zone to do so of course). We don’t want to spam people, but we do want people to know these books exist. Pinterest is such a fun place for writers, a glitter-speckled black hole of awesome for all things creative. I always find inspiring things on there, both to help with my fiction and understanding of writing craft.

Ergo…Pin It To Win It. And what prize is up for grabs, you ask?

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TWO  COMPLETE THESAURUS COLLECTION SETS (print or digital, winner’s choice!)


1) Go to THIS page and pin the image to a writing board (either one of yours or one you contribute to). If it’s a group board and someone else has already pinned it, then please don’t attach a second pin.

2) Leave your email address & link to the pin HERE so Becca and I can contact you if you win!

How’s that for easy?


Not everyone is on Pinterest. We get that. So if you still want to help out, you can. Just share a link to either our Writing Resource Page or Tools For Writers page…both are loaded with links and tools for writers. You can blog about these resources, tweet, mention them on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr…whatever you like. Just please make sure it’s done in an appropriate place so no one feels spammed.

After you share the link, go HERE and leave the URL and your email so we can contact you if you win.


This draw is open internationally, but print copies are US & Canada only. Winners outside the US or Canada will be gifted a digital collection in the format of their choosing.

Already have one or more of these books? No worries! Nothing says I APPRECIATE YOU like gifting these books to another writer you know. So if you don’t need the copies, we’ll make sure they go to a person of your choosing.

Pin It To Win It Is now CLOSED. Good luck in the draw!



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 Introducing…Pin It To Win It!

  1. MJ Bush says:

    When does the drawing end? How are the winners chosen? (Trying to help you avoid a legal snaffu.)

    • HI MJ–I haven’t set an end date as I am busy with relatives in town this weekend, but suspect I’ll post a closing notification on the post & draw winners both on Monday. I always use, which again is well known to users. 🙂 Not fussed about legal snafus–we’re all a family here and everything is, as always, on the up and up.

  2. What a great idea. I love it! I’m doing a year of surprise give aways to celebrate my 5 year blogoversary and I would love to use this idea. May I? Of course I would link back to you. 🙂 Oh, and I pinned it to win it! 😀

    • Go for it! I like to experiment with different marketing ideas and am happy to see others use them if they might work for them as well. It’s about doing something different and unique, and entertaining/adding value. If you can do these things, then whatever you do isn’t lost to “the white noise of social media promo.” Good luck (and congrats on 5 years of blogging!)

  3. Abigail Borders says:

    Love, love, love ET! Re-tweeted and posted on my FB page

  4. Rosi says:

    Great idea to get the word out. I Tweeted ( Thanks for the chance to win these terrific books. And thanks for the freebie on your Writing Tools page.

    • Thank you Rosi! 🙂 We appreciate you sharing. And glad you checked out the tool page…there are lots of helpful downloads and we want writers to use them as much as they need to 🙂

  5. Done! And to go along with the theme, my Pinterest username is actually “writer”. LOL

  6. This would be FANTASTIC! I’ve had the The Emotion Thesaurus on my wish list for a while! I pinned here:

  7. Janet Smart says:

    Hi Becca and Angela. I posted it on my Facebook page. I love all the helpful info you have on your Tools for Writers Page and I love the Emotion Thesaurus. I have a PDF copy, but would love to have a print copy.

    • Thanks Janet–you are the best! We are working hard to make sure there’s always useful things here for writers, and the tools are fun to create (when I have time!) Thanks for sharing us!

  8. Al done – great idea and happy to pin it!

  9. Mart Ramirez says:

    Awesome stuff!! LOOOOOOve the series!

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