If you’re a writer, you need this book.
The Emotion Thesaurus lists emotions and gives a definition of the emotion plus
- physical signals,
- internal sensations,
- mental responses,
- cues of the long-term or acute, and
- cues of the suppressed traits of the listed emotion.
After the cues of the long-term or acute is described, Ackerman and Puglisi include cross-references to similar emotions that includes the same detailed descriptions for the cross-referenced emotions.
The dense, 150+ page Emotion Thesaurus is a handy tool to use when you’re confused about how to show and not tell an emotion in your writing. The ability to use this thesaurus as a valuable tool to combine different emotions and strengthen your writing is mind-blowing.
If you don’t believe me, let’s use the Thesaurus to describe ‘love.’
The first thing to do is visit the love entry in the thesaurus.
- Love is defined as deep affection, attachment, or devotion for another.
- One physical sign of love from about 50 physical signs is the licking of the lips.
- An internal sensation of love is getting tongue-tangled.
- A mental response is ‘feeling whole’ when the love interest is present.
- A cue or sign of long term or acute love is living together.
- Cues of suppressed love would be a high pitched voice.
- Then love is cross referenced to feelings of peacefulness and satisfaction (to name a few of the emotions to which love is cross referenced).
I forgot to mention after each emotion, helpful writer’s tips are aslo given to make your writing better.
This book is a must-have is you’re serious about your writing and authorpreneuring no matter what genre.
The book is well-worth your time, and I highly recommend it. I’m not just saying this because I use The Emotion Thesaurus in my writing, and it works!
You can also purchase The Emotion Thesaurus here.
Thanks for reading!