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 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

 THIS FORM.

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.

Good luck!

#writerspersevere

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!

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About ANGELA ACKERMAN

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.
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Dylan
Dylan
3 years ago

I just tweeted about the contest. My twitter username is @Dylan8Jones.

BECCA PUGLISI
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3 years ago
Reply to  Dylan

Thank you, Dylan!

Carrie Nichols
3 years ago

With each new story I struggle with fears/flaws/conflict. I’m a character-driven writer and while I know my characters, having to explain (as in writing a synopsis or filling out a project work sheet) the why of my characters stops me cold. My agent wants clear cause and effect not “Because I said so?”

My paper copy of The Emotional Wound Thesaurus arrived today and I took a look at Appendix A: Wound Flowchart and things started to click into place!!!! Thank you so much! I’m sure I will still struggle with these elements since they’re my weakness but I *know* this is going to help. I’m sure it will be something I refer to each time I plan out a story.

Thank you so much!!!

Jackie Layton
Jackie Layton
3 years ago

Congratulations on your new book. I keep your books as close to my desk as possible.

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Diana Beebe
3 years ago

I’m looking forward to adding your new thesaurus to my bookshelf. I refer to them often!

C. Lee McKenzie
3 years ago

Great news about the new book. Perseverance pays off, doesn’t it?

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Sabine Kristensen-Didur
Sabine Kristensen-Didur
3 years ago

Congrats on the new book. I live in Canada and Amazon is not selling it yet, so I might have to wait. I have the 5 books and starting to write my first novel. Thank you for your amazing guidance and information.
#writerspersevere

BECCA PUGLISI
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3 years ago

Hi, Sabine. Thank you for the kind words! And I’m sorry about it taking so long to be sold properly at Amazon. If you’d rather not wait, you can also order it directly from Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/7690154

Allison Collins
Allison Collins
3 years ago

Thank you for sharing your story, Angela! Thank God you persevered – we wouldn’t have these fantastic, game-changing resources today. I, for one, and I know there are thousands of other authors, am grateful for you and Becca.

Patricia (Trish) Takahashi

Thank you for sharing your story Angela. I’ve had a similar experience with my husband and, though I retired from full-time teaching to write full time, I finally succumbed to the pressure I perceived (perceived in that if I stand up to him he is a pushover!) and I went back to casual relief teaching, which sounds good but in reality is very disruptive to any plans to write every day. I never know when I will be working or not working as schools call me day to day. Sometimes I get a text the night before, sometimes a phone call at 6am. Some weeks I work every day and some weeks one day or none. The worst thing about it is that I am doing it purely for the money and that is exhausting.

I now feel inspired to go all out to finish the books I am writing and also to apply myself seriously to marketing a series of illustrated readers for beginning students of Japanese that I have written and published and that I know are good.

Thank you for your inspiration. I love your thesauruses and will be buying your Emotional Wound Thesaurus as soon as I finish typing this. And thank you for providing this forum for people to share their stories.
#writerspersevere

Elva Cobb Martin
3 years ago

Congrats on your new book released! I’ve shared it over my social media today.
Elva Cobb Martin
Pres. ACFW-SC
Anderson, SC

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Natalie Aguirre
3 years ago

Congrats on your book release! Excited for you both!

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3 years ago

Thanks so much, Natalie!

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