I’m always on the look out for great resources that help me improve my writing, blogging, or time management, so I thought it’d start a weekly column to share some of my favorite finds.
It’s a great way to make sure that your character’s emotional reactions are varied and fresh. This book breaks down a number emotions and gives physical signs, mental responses, and internal sensations and helps writers come up with new ways to show a character’s emotions.
The authors, Angela and Becca, also have a Positive Character Trait Thesaurus and Negative Character Trait Thesaurus available for purchase, but I haven’t looked into those yet. They also run a website http://writershelpingwriters.net/ where they have a collection of online Thesauruses–Weather & Earthly Phenomena; Physical Attribute; Character Trait (Samples); Color, Texture and Shape; Settings; Symbolism; and Talents and Skills.
All of these resources are great for a quick little reference that will help build more in depth characters and settings.
Have you checked out any of their resources? Are there any resources of this type that you would recommend?
*This post was in no way endorsed by anyone associated with the resources, it’s all my personal opinion.