The Occupation Thesaurus Guide Is Releasing Soon…Will You Help Us?

One thing that never gets old is being able to share when a new book in on its way, so as you might imagine, Becca and I are pretty happy to pen this post.

The Occupation Thesaurus will be here in July!

Covid-19 wasn’t a factor when we set a date, and so when it reared its ugly head we waffled a bit as to whether to hold off releasing this book. People are dealing with a lot, and it might not be the right time to get excited over a new thesaurus. But as a few lovely people have reminded us, while life is challenging, many writers are trying to write, research projects, or strengthen their writing craft, and this book might help. And helping…well, that’s what we do.

So that means it’s time to show off this lovely cover!

The Occupation Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Jobs, Vocations, and Careers

We all strive to create powerful characters, but describing them can be a challenge. How can we reveal their personality, talents, passions, strengths, and weaknesses without resorting to the dreaded info dump? How do we combine their morals and inner complexities to the plot, providing guardrails for character arc growth? And finally, how can we do all of these things while reminding readers of their own hardships, epiphanies, and growth?

Answer: the character’s job!

Considering how much time your character spends at work, it’s no wonder that their job can influence the story in many ways. This guide will help you find the perfect occupation for your story’s cast and show you all the ways a career, character, and plot collide.

So many of you have helped us with past launches–thank you so much! And now, we hope you’ll consider doing so again.

Will You Join Our Occupation Thesaurus Street Team?

We strive to make every launch easy to help with and especially now, we don’t want to add stress to anyone’s plate. Street Team members choose what they would like to help with. Options might be:

  • Loaning us your blog for a day
  • Helping us with social media support
  • Book reviews
  • Helping us with a surprise (we are big into surprises!)

Interested in finding out more? Just fill out this form here.

We understand everyone is juggling more than usual and our hope is that this launch will be a fun diversion. A big thank you for checking it out!

Questions about this book or the street team? Shout them out!


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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Billie Wade
5 months ago

Hi, Angela! I filled out and submitted the form. I am excited to add the Occupation Thesaurus to my invaluable collection Thesauri by you and Becca. I would love to be an early reader/reviewer for you. Even if I am not selected, I will purchase copies for my writing partner and I. I will also share with both of my writing groups and on social media–Facebook and LinkedIn. Congratulations!

Tammy Barker
Tammy Barker
6 months ago

I am so stoked for this one! I can’t wait. Even if I don’t get picked to review, I will be telling everyone I know about it.
That includes my Facebook page, which has close to 100 authors I know who read my silly posts.
I will let nanowrimo know about it, and the scrivener group!
And ask if any of the Facebook reader clubs I’m in to post about it as well!
I wish I had a blog, but will ask bloggers to post about it for me too!
And yes, I did fiil the form out.

Tammy Barker
Tammy Barker
6 months ago
Reply to  Tammy Barker

And review it when I buy it!

6 months ago
Reply to  Tammy Barker

Yes! Thank you!

6 months ago

This is exciting news, congratulation on your new book!
I have enjoyed using the Occupation Thesaurus on the One Stop For Writers website. Will the book have more entries than what is currently listed on the One stop for Writer site?

Thanks Tammie

Brenda Felber
6 months ago

Looking forward to this new thesaurus! I am especially focusing on the settings ones now as I create a cozy mystery world for a new series. Filled out the form…hope I can help.

Julie Brown
6 months ago

Congratulations! I just filled out the form. Would love to be an early reader/reviewer for you 🙂

Emma Gaulton
Emma Gaulton
6 months ago

Just filled out the form, I’d love to review it.

Jan Sikes
Jan Sikes
6 months ago

Congratulations, Angela and Becca!! I am more than happy to feature you on my blog site!! I’ve filled out the form.

6 months ago

WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching
for Pianist

Natalie Aguirre
6 months ago

I filled out the form for you. I’d be glad to host you at Literary Rambles.