A Wave of Emotion

On May 9, 2012, JADD Publishers gave us the very first edition of The Emotion Thesaurus. For the very first time, writers could write about emotional baggage, without having to experience the emotion itself. The Thesaurus was the brainchild of Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi and gave writers the actual definition of an emotion. In addition, they gave us physical signals and behaviors to watch out for. Not stopping there they told us about the internal sensations a character might experience, the mental responses, acute or long-term feelings a character might have, what to watch out for, indications that an emotion is being suppressed, and what the emotion could happen if left unchecked.

Then in 2019, the second edition came out. The first edition covered only 75 emotions. The second edition was expanded to cover 130 emotions! And it’s even better! I got my copy only a few years ago and it’s my go-to resource for information about emotion.

Becca and Angela have something very special planned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Emotion Thesaurus. I don’t know what it is, but it’s bound to be spectacular! Anything from this pair always is. Maybe it’s a complete hardbound library of the entire Thesaurus collection. I know some people like the Kindle version, but I like feeling the pages in my fingers. But that’s just me. Who knows what those two are cooking up. Just make sure to circle May 9th on your calendars and visit Writers Helping Writers.com.

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