The Emotion Thesaurus: Second Edition

Back in 2015, I did a post on “Writing Tools” about the Emotion Thesaurus. I love this tool to break through those stubborn “Show, Don’t Tell” issues. To be honest, I’ve loved all the thesaurus books Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi have released over the years.

So today, I’m bringing some exciting news from Angela and Becca at Writers Helping Writers: what the next book in their thesaurus series will be!

Without further ado, I give you…

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The Emotion Thesaurus Second Edition!

You might have heard of The Emotion Thesaurus before, or even have a copy. The original released in 2012 and quickly became the go-to guide on expressing character emotion. The book’s lists of body language, thoughts, and visceral sensations for 75 unique emotions made brainstorming character expressions and reactions so much easier.

In this second edition, the authors have added 55 entries, bringing the total to 130 emotions.

That’s not all, either. This book is almost double in size with lots of new content. You can find a full write up for it HERE and a list of all the entries (plus some samples!) HERE.

Plus, this book is available for preorder! You can find it right now on Amazon, Kobo, Apple Books (iTunes), and Indiebound.

One last thing I wanted to mention…

Angela & Becca are giving away a free webinar recording of one of their popular workshops on Emotion, so head over if this is an area of struggle for you. It might really help!

One thought on “The Emotion Thesaurus: Second Edition

  1. Thank you so much for helping to share this secret about the Emotion Thesaurus second edition, Elise! This has been fun to see the reaction and I am so glad you were a part of it–you rock! 🙂


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