Struggle to Show, Not Tell Emotion? Here’s a Mother Lode of Description Links!

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 below are packed with great ideas for showing emotion:

The Inner Struggle: How to Show a Character’s Repressed Emotions (Jane Friedman)

Using Vocal Cues to Show Hidden Emotions (Fiction University)

Fight, Flight, or Freeze: Psyche 101 for Writers (Elizabeth Spann Craig)

Got Subtext? Writing Better Dialogue (Jerry B. 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 (Jami Gold)

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)

We hope you enjoy these posts!

Happy writing! 🙂


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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