As you can imagine, we’re pretty amped that The Emotion Thesaurus Second Edition is here. We hope you find those extra 55 emotions and double the teaching content is a big help as you craft stronger character emotion.
These posts are packed with help for showing emotion:
The Inner Struggle: How to Show a Character’s Repressed Emotions (Jane Friedman)
Using Vocal Cues to Show Hidden Emotions
Fight, Flight, or Freeze: Psyche 101 for Writers
Want Strong Dialogue? Don’t Forget the Subtext (Jerry Jenkins)
Podcast Interview with Angela (Blood, Sweat, and Words)
Emotion and The Setting: A Powerful Story Combo (Seekerville)
The Connection Between Character Emotion and Reader Empathy (Live Write Thrive)
How to Show Emotion for Non-Viewpoint Characters
Character Research: What to Know to Write Authentic Emotion (ProWritingAid)
Telling vs. Showing When It Comes to Emotions (Kobo Writing Life)
5 Vehicles for Showing (Instead of Telling) Character Emotion (DIYMFA)
7 Things Your Character Is Hiding (Helping Writers Become Authors)
Avoiding Clichéd Emotional Responses in Your Writing (Anne R. Allen)
Other Mother Lode Posts
If you found this collection of resources helpful, you might be interested in some of our other compilation posts.
How to Write about Character Occupations
How to Create Phenomenal First Pages
How to Write Conflict that Has Maximum Impact
How to Write about Your Character’s Pain
How to Write about a Character’s Emotional Wounds
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.