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Angela Ackerman

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ANGELA ACKERMAN is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of five bestselling books for writers, including The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world.

Angela is also the co-founder of the popular site Writers Helping Writers®, as well as One Stop for Writers®, an innovative online library built to help writers elevate their storytelling. A strong believer in writers helping and supporting other writers, she tries to pay-it-forward however she is able to.

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Angela Ackerman Haha, you are the very best, Courtney!

Here's hoping you never get stuck on a deserted island, or if you do, it has a computer, wi-fi, bar service, a…more
Haha, you are the very best, Courtney!

Here's hoping you never get stuck on a deserted island, or if you do, it has a computer, wi-fi, bar service, a pool, and maybe a handsome masseuse, too! (less)
Angela Ackerman It's a great question, and I know where you're coming from. Honestly, I'd need to know what you struggle most with as a writer--emotions, bringing…moreIt's a great question, and I know where you're coming from. Honestly, I'd need to know what you struggle most with as a writer--emotions, bringing characterization to life, character arc, show-don't-tell, etc. The Emotion Thesaurus is the most popular, but the character books are also game-changers when it comes to building rich characters who are incredibly lifelike and are driven by real world motivations readers connect to. We also have 2 Setting books that will release in a month, and these are excellent show-don't-tell guides for using the setting to achieve all of the above and bring readers deeply into each scene.

I recommend using the free preview at Amazon ach book and see which one seems like the most helpful. Also, grab Emotion Amplifiers as it's free! https://www.amazon.com/Emotion-Amplif...

Finally, to save yourself even more money, write down the ISBN for each book via Amazon and ask your library to bring in the books. Or see if your library already carries them as some do. Then you can access these resources but not break the bank. :) Happy writing! (less)
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This weekend was an absolute blast as I shared some character building tips with a fine bunch of romance writers in Dallas. I’ve been working on this presentation for a while, and now that it’s done, I’m looking forward to getting back to work on the front matter for our next thesaurus book on Emotional Wounds. (Angela’s already done with her half, the overachiever.) People have been asking whe...

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“To avoid melodrama, recognize that emotions run along a continuum, from mild to extreme. For each situation, know where your character is along that continuum and choose appropriate descriptors.”
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“Each human being exists inside of a subjective sphere created by his own experience.”
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Cornelia Fick Hi, Thanks for friending. I feel honoured.


Monica Weller Thanks for Friending. Great profile. Clever lady.


William O'Brien Hi Angela -
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


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