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Angela Ackerman

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ANGELA ACKERMAN is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of 7 bestselling books for writers, including The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression (now an expanded 2nd Edition). Her books are available in six 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!

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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 cha…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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Reflections on Some Favorite Writing Quotes

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Do you collect writer quotes? You should. They can be inspirational and instructive. It���s great to turn to them in times when you feel in the writing doldrums. Here are seven of my favorite writer quotes, and why I like them. 





You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

��� Ray Bradbury (Zen in the Art of Writing)




Bradbury spent the first part of almost every day i

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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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“Because above all else, readers pick up a book to have an emotional experience. They read to connect with characters who provide entertainment and whose trials may add meaning to their own life journeys. As”
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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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