The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression

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Genre: Writing Reference
Tag: Recommended Books
ASIN: 1475004958

Writers are always given the advice "show, don't tell." But HOW should we show emotions? This book has the answer.

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About the Book

One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character’s emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each.


Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any emotional moment. The Emotion Thesaurus also tackles common emotion-related writing problems and provides methods to overcome them.


This writing tool encourages writers to show, not tell emotion and is a creative brainstorming resource for any fiction project.


Jami’s Review:

This book has been my #1 Go-To Writing Help book ever since it released. With 2 full pages of ideas about how to show character emotions for each of the 75 different entries, I have endless options for the physical signs, internal thoughts, and internal sensations (visceral reactions) for every emotion, whether the character is the point-of-view character or not. Check out my post about how we can use this resource to improve our writing.


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