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 all acutely aware, can be a painful teacher.
But for us to bring truth to the page we must be willing to explore all aspects of the human experience, including the psychological trauma of the past. Writers are in a unique position in that they can take these negative life lessons and use them to build authentic characters with real motivations.
We want strong, realistic characters who remind readers of themselves so they see their own life journey within the mirror of the story. If we dig deep enough, we can accomplish this.
The Writer’s Journey
But what of us writers? None of us are strangers to struggle. In fact we share one: battling the same hurdles, challenges, and sacrifices attached to a career in writing.
This is NOT an easy path to follow. Writer’s doubt is a constant companion. It takes passion–and perseverance–to keep going.
And guess what? All of you are doing it! Because #writerspersevere
For this release, we’re inviting writers to blog about some of the obstacles they have overcome on the writing road. Check out the list at the end of this post and read a few of these stories. Let’s draw inspiration from the incredible strength of other writers. If you like, join in! Share your own story if you like, and inspire others!
In addition to this, we’re running a giveaway! What can you win? Well, that’s up to you, because the more you share any of the images here, along with the #writerspersevere hashtag, the MORE PRIZES we will add to the prize vault.
Here’s what a FULLY UNLOCKED vault looks like:
(Pretty epic, right?)
Winning something on this list could give you a BIG BOOST toward your next writing goal or milestone! More information on each of these prizes can be found HERE.
ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY
18 years or older? Meet the legal requirements here? BOOM, just fill out
Giveaway now closed–good luck! Watch your inbox. 🙂
Then . . .
1) share this post (or one that links to this post) where appropriate.
2) add an image from the post & the hashtag #writerspersevere
We’ll count the hashtags. The more you share, the more prizes we’ll unlock!
Prizes (the final tally to be determined by Becca and me) will be drawn MIDNIGHT EST Oct 27th, and winners will be notified Oct 28th. You have 48 hours to claim your prize, or we’ll redraw, so watch your email box! Full rules here. Prize descriptions here.
One more thing.
Each year, Becca and I donate some of our royalties to a special charity. Because our book is centered on emotionally wounding events, we’ve chosen the American Association for Suicide Prevention. Thank you for supporting us, so we in turn can pay it forward and help others.
To see currently unlocked prizes, visit THIS PAGE.
To read stories of inspiration and strength, follow the links below…or join in and share your own experience!
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, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.