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Emotion Thesaurus

The Emotion Thesaurus by: Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi

I have had my eye on several books by these authors, and I finally decided to make an investment in my writing journey and add a few to my Writer’s Toolbox!  I can tell already that The Emotion Thesaurus is going to be an amazing addition moving forward, and I can’t wait to put it to use!

Since I am so excited to use it, I turned to page 74, and skimmed through the page to see what was listed for the emotion “Excitement.” There were a number of inspirational words and phrases that could get the creative juices flowing if one was stuck on how to describe a particular feeling. The book is easy to follow, with definitions of each word at the top of the page, and then listings of Physical Signals, Internal Sensations, Mental Responses, Cues of Acute or Long-Term Excitement and Cues of Suppressed Excitement. What was really fun was seeing the feeling I had when flipping through this book described in the second line of Cues of Acute or Long-Term Excitement. “An intense desire to share the feeling with others.”

So here I am, following through with my emotion and sharing my feelings about this wonderful tool that no writer should be without. I guess they pegged that one!  Can’t wait to see what else they have in store for my characters!