Today’s the day: The Emotion Thesaurus (Second Edition) enters the world!
Over the years, many of you have written to us about the impact our book has had on your writing. Whenever we hear that your editor is commenting on your improved ability to get emotion on the page or that your readers are saying your newest novel is un-put-down-able, Becca and I cheer! We love helping writers, and your success is our success.
This is why we knew we needed to create a second edition: to do right by each of you and make it even better.
The new edition has…
- 55 new emotions, such as Euphoria, Vindicated, and Schadenfreude.
- More descriptive options within each entry
- A list of power verbs for each emotion
- 55 more writing tips (a big hit in the first volume!)
- Double the teaching content, including sections on showing emotion in dialogue, using subtext to reveal hidden emotion, and recommended character research to write authentic emotional reactions
- And more. The book is almost double in size, after all!
We hope by tackling a larger range of feelings you will have the tools you need to go deeper, sharing more emotional moments with readers.
If you would like unbiased feedback as to whether you should upgrade your edition, we recommend this 1st vs. 2nd edition book comparison by Jami Gold.
This contest is now closed…keep an eye on your inbox for a winner’s notification!
Every new book is a chance to celebrate you, our loyal readers. This time, instead of many small prizes, we’re giving away one BIG one: we will pay for a writing conference, retreat, 1-year professional membership, course or workshop (online or in-person) for one winner (up to a value of $500 US).
So, if you would love to attend a writer’s conference but can’t swing the finances, want to take that incredible writing craft workshop but can’t justify the cost, would love to belong to a professional organization, or you’d even like to try a writing retreat but, you know, have zero money to do so…this is the prize for you!
Note: this is not a cash prize. We will work with the event organizers directly to pay this fee on the winner’s behalf. Also, because this is a writer-chosen prize, certain conditions must be met.