A New Thesaurus is Stomping into Writers Town

Have you ever held onto a secret you’ve been dying to share, and then finally…you can?

For the last few weeks I’ve been helping Angela and Becca at Writers Helping Writers keep a BIG secret…what the next book in their thesaurus series will be.

And in case you weren’t aware from the links I’ve shared and tweeted, or the guest post I’ve done on their site (circa The Bookshelf Muse days), I SERIOUSLY LOVE ANGELA AND BECCA. 

Their writing thesaurus books are THE first source I go to when I need to simply describe or amplify emotion, dig into a character’s past wounds to determine their current mental state, OR describe a setting I’ve yet to experience (ex: jail HAHA). 

It should come as NO surprise that I was UBER excited to hop on the street team party bus when Angela and Becca announced we could not only help share the news of their new book, but help reveal the content and its cover!

It might seem strange to not tell one’s readers what book you’re planning to release…unless you happen to write books on Show, Don’t Tell like Angela and Becca do! They couldn’t resist the opportunity to show, not tell, by waiting for the cover reveal. They even created a *REDACTED* cover for it, which you might have seen floating around.

We’re revealing the cover at long last!

*drum roll*

The next book in the descriptive thesaurus series is The Emotion Thesaurus Second Edition!

It’s been 7 years since the original Emotion Thesaurus hit the shelves. Many writers have credited this unusual book with transforming their writing. This guide is packed with helpful lists of body language, thoughts, and visceral sensations for 75 different emotions, which makes it easier for writers to convey what characters feel.

Since 2012, many have asked the authors if they would add more emotions, so that’s what Angela & Becca have done. This new edition has added 55 more emotions, bringing the total to 130.

There are other new additions to the book and in fact, it’s almost doubled in size! I recommend checking out the full list of emotions (and some sample entries) HERE.

And more good news: this book is available for preorder! You can find it on Amazon, Kobo, Apple Books, and Indiebound.

One last thing: go grab some free education!

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 “A New Thesaurus is Stomping into Writers Town

  1. Thank you so much, Melinda! This has been a fun cover reveal in true “show, don’t tell” style. Thanks for helping us with it. And we adore you too! <3


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