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The Emotion Thesaurus: a Writer's Guide to Character Expression

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  • Posted November 2, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This book is great to help find the words for emotions or body language to express them. The authors want you to see what they've found for the alphabetized list--from adoration to worry--and suggest you think of others that might reflect your character more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Great resource for writers

    There are many ways for writers to express a character's emotions, this handy book makes it easier than ever. In an easy-to-use format, the authors give examples of physical manifestations of emotion, body language, and mental processes. It helps authors enrich their prose while avoiding cliches. A terrific addition to any writer's resource library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2014

    I would recommend this book to any writer.  The examples help to

    I would recommend this book to any writer.  The examples help to fuel your mind with ideas beyond the ordinary. Great add to my collection. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Your Boat Has Come In

    Writers, if you only get one book, this is the one to get.

    We've all read that emotion in writing is supposed to go beyond "He smiled" or "she blushed". This is the only book out there I've found that actually shows you how to do that. And not only does it give you dozens of fantastic options for displaying each emotion (or how your character might try to hide them), but every page includes a tip for how to go deeper and intrigue your readers more.

    If you're tired of being told how to write without any way of implementing suggestions regarding character emotion, this is your book. I for one am looking forward to the installations coming out this summer! They're already on my "buy" list. :D

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  • Posted December 13, 2012

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    Extremely Helpful!

    As a first time writer I needed a bit of help in the Show vs. Tell Department. This book was perfect for that. A must have for anyone in the writing field!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Excellent resource...

    Works great with my particular style of writing. If you're tired of every character widening their eyes when they're surprised, and want some variety, this book is for you.

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    Posted September 16, 2012

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