Conflict Thesaurus is Here!!

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It’s always fun when there’s good news to share, and today is one of those days. You may know Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi, the authors of The Emotion Thesaurus and its E-book companion  Emotion Amplifiers. Well, I’m a big believer in the helpfulness of their books and so I joined their Street Team for The Conflict Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Obstacles, Adversaries, and Inner Struggles (Vol. 1). It’s just released, and I am so excited to share a bit about it, and a super fun event, with all of you!

The Conflict Thesaurus tackles all the ways conflict can be used to build tension, push the story forward, raise stakes, and pressure characters to do whatever it takes to win. The guide dives into over 100 conflict scenarios and how each can be adapted to challenge a character inside and out. Problems, Moral Dilemmas, Ticking Clocks, Obstacles, Challenges…say goodbye to writer’s block, weak plots, and unmotivated characters. If you need help in any of these areas, check it out. You’ll be glad you did.

Can You Survive Danger as Well as Your Favorite Protagonist?


Let’s face it, as writers we’re always doing bad things to the protagonist. We put their loved ones in danger, force them to make impossible choices, and worse. But wouldn’t you like to know how you’d fare as the protagonist of a story?

Let me put it another way: if you were in the hot seat, could you handle the pressure? Would you make good decisions, or bad ones?

It’s time to find out by taking the Conflict Challenge!

Become the protagonist in a special story Angela & Becca have created using scenarios from The Conflict Thesaurus. And heads up, if you survive, you can win some cool stuff!


While you’re trying not to die in the Conflict Challenge, make sure to enter Angela & Becca’s Conflict Thesaurus release day giveaway, too. But hurry – it ends October 15th.

So, take the challenge…if you dare. And don’t forget to come back and let me know how you did against Camp Deadwood!

3 thoughts on “Conflict Thesaurus is Here!!

    1. It has been an honor and a privilege. Plus I learned a lot. A book launch is no easy matter. Now I’m going to put you on the spot. I can only read e-books on my computer. I don’t have a smartphone. You wouldn’t have a copy of the Conflict Thesaurus in need of a good home, would you? (Hint, Hint, Hint) Kudos to you a Becca for putting together a ninth great book.


  1. Hi Tom! The book has three formats, so no matter what your preference is, you should be able to find what you need – digital, PDF, and Print. Have you entered the Release Day Giveaway? There are some books to be won there, and I’ll be doing a few more draws for Street Team members in a day or three!

    Glad you learned a few things being part of the team. I find the same thing when I am on another’s team. I always come up with a few more ideas to apply to my own efforts. 🙂


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