Release Day Celebration: The Occupation Thesaurus Is Here!

Celebrating a new book NEVER gets old for us. Aside from the obvious feel-good-ness of having another book in the world, it’s satisfying to know everything WE learned as we wrote the book is now yours…and your writing is going to be SO MUCH STRONGER FOR IT!

The Occupation Thesaurus: A Writers Guide to Jobs, Vocations, and Careers

What if you could fast-track the reader’s understanding of a character without chunky paragraphs of description that kill the story’s pace? And what if you could use a common element of daily life to explore story goals, relationships, themes, and even the character’s internal growth? You can. It’s time to activate the power of your character’s occupation.

Whether a character loves or hates what they do, a job can reveal many things about them, including their priorities, beliefs, desires, and needs. The Occupation Thesaurus will show you how a career choice can characterize, drive the plot, infuse scenes with conflict, and get readers on the character’s side through the relatable pressures, responsibilities, and stakes inherent with work.

More about The Occupation Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Jobs, Vocations, and Careers
The List of Occupations in this guide
A sample entry: Firefighter

BUY THE BOOK

Becca and I are so excited to bring you a book that will help you weave character and plot in a new, meaningful way, shorten the “get-to-know-the-character” period with readers, and give you an endless supply of conflict options to challenge your character’s commitment to their goal.

Because this book is on occupations, we wanted to create a giveaway that can help YOU with YOUR writing career. After all, you work hard. You’re dedicated, showing up every day, to get the words down. Let’s face it, you’re freaking magnificent!

So we’re giving away Showcase GIFT CERTIFICATES to help with the costs associated with writing & One Stop for Writers® SUBSCRIPTIONS so your story is as powerful as it can be.

Here’s how it works…

The Services for Writers Showcase is a collection of small businesses within our community, most writers themselves. They offer important services to writers to help them reach their publication goals, and the income they earn supports them while they pursue their own goals.

Paying the bills right now is a challenge, and many are struggling. So, if you win a Showcase gift certificate in our giveaway, you can redeem it at any business listed in our Showcase. With COVID in the mix, it is more important than ever to support our own.

You can also win subscriptions to One Stop for Writers®, a site Becca and I created.

One Stop for Writers is a portal to powerful storytelling tools like the Character Builder and the largest show-don’t-tell database anywhere containing ALL our thesauruses (15 and counting!). There’s much more to One Stop, so stop by. Writing can be easier.


Want to win one of these great prizes? Enter using THIS FORM.

This giveaway is now closed. Watch your inboxes for notifications! Winners have 48 hours to respond.


Congrats to:
Elissa Kane, Susan Policoff, Annie Douglass Lima, Karen Adair, Billie Wade, and Gina!

Then, go check out our Services for Writers Showcase so you can see what services there are to choose from, and PSST! check out the special deals some of these businesses have put together just for you!

This contest ends July 23rd, at 11:59 PM EST, so hurry and enter. One entry per person, no cash value, or exchanges. More general rules and conditions here.

But Wait…There’s More!

Because there are literally thousands of jobs and we had to choose only a fraction to include in the book, our fantastic Street Team helped us create a special resource: a Contributed List of BONUS Occupation Entries. Check it out…you might find the PERFECT FIT for your character!

A giant thank you to everyone who helped us launch this book <<Street Team squeeze>>, and to all of you for your support of what we do.

Be a good writing bud and let your friends know about this draw? Good luck to all!

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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[…] celebrate the release of a new book, Becca and Angela are running a giveaway from July 20th & July 23rd. You can win some great prizes, including gift certificates that can be spent on writing services […]

Linda Gribko
Linda Gribko
3 months ago

Congratulations and thank you for your fabulous guides!

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[…] celebrate the release of a new book, Becca and Angela are running a giveaway from July 20th & July 23rd. You can win some great prizes, including gift certificates that can be spent on writing services […]

George McClane
George McClane
3 months ago

Of course you are the best. What?

Anne Kaelber
Anne Kaelber
3 months ago

Congratulations on your new release. And *thank you* for making this one. I’ve already grabbed my Kindle edition and can’t wait to dive in. Will you be extending the contributions further than the Street Team? I would love to see what others do or have done for a living. 🙂 Keep up the great work! I tell all my writing friends about your books.

Jay Hicks
Jay Hicks
3 months ago

Can’t imagine the dilemma of making choices from your services showcase. But, sure, I’d be happy to dig in. I’ve enjoyed all your occupation posts in the birth and creation of this fabulous new WHW thesaurus. Congratulations. X Jay

Jen Elliott
Jen Elliott
3 months ago

What a fantastic prize. I have all your books on my wish list and now adding this new one. The Emotion Thesaurus has been invaluable in my WIP so far.

Susan Grillo
Susan Grillo
3 months ago

I’ve been waiting for this book. Bought it and am already using it.
Congratulations to you both for another wonderful book!

Traci Kenworth
3 months ago

Congrats, Angela and Becca!

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Ingmar Albizu
3 months ago

Congratulations on your newest release. The Occupation Thesaurus is a nice addition to any writer’s reference library.
Keep them coming.
And thank you for all you ladies do for us aspiring authors.

BECCA PUGLISI
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3 months ago
Reply to  Ingmar Albizu

Thanks so much for the kind words, Ingmar. I hope you’re doing well!

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[…] Plus, a bonus. To celebrate the release of The Occupation Thesaurus, Angela and Becca are throwing a launch party. This includes an awesome list of giveaways, which also features an editing discount offered by yours truly. If you want more information on how you can get a discount on editing by me or you want to check out the other cool prizes, go now to the release-day celebration giveaway on Writers Helping Writers! […]

Karen Lange
3 months ago

Congratulations! So excited for you both. Congratulations Angela and Becca!

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[…] celebrate the release of a new book, Becca and Angela are running a giveaway from July 20th to July 23rd. You can win some great prizes, including gift certificates that can be spent on writing services […]

K.M. Weiland
3 months ago

Super-huge congrats, ladies!

Dot Smith Stewart
Dot Smith Stewart
3 months ago

So glad to have this book join my collection of all the others you have written. (Also happy to see that CLERGY was included in the list of occupations. Sometimes we are overlooked. Can’t wait to see what you wrote about us!)
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Carol Opalinski
3 months ago

Congrats on the release! Another great addition to my growing Thesaurus library.

Jacqui Murray
3 months ago

Great addition to a writer’s library.

Natalie I Aguirre
3 months ago

A huge congrats on the release of your new book! Thanks for all you both do to help writers.

Jemi Fraser
3 months ago

Congrats on the release! Looking forward to this one too 🙂