Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
I was stuck: several different characters that showed their emotions the same ways. Worse: I have lots more characters to throw into the mix. Still Worse: The characters cover almost every age group possible.
Poking through Amazon writing book recommendations led me to “The Emotion Thesaurus”. Yay Amazon! Within a few days I was eagerly testing to see if this was a good buy. Almost a dozen useful pages of introductory material followed by seventy some emotional states. Each state has roughly two pages of information and a random “Writer’s Tip”.
Each emotion starts with a one line “Definition”. Then a couple dozen “Physical Signals” for third person description followed by a few “Internal Sensations” and “Mental Responses”. I’m working on more First Person writing and those two sections are really helpful!
Next up are “Cues of Acute or Long-Term
Seventy plus emotions given great detail. Start with “Adoration”. End with “Worry”. Find “Defeat”, “Desire”, “Happiness”, and “Regret” in between. I’ve used this already and will continue to do so.
Would I Buy Again? Yup