Something AMAZING is about to happen, and if you are a writer, it's going to make your life much easier.
One of the VERY first posts that I wrote for Adventures in YA Publishing way back in 2010 when this blog was new was about an incredible website that I had found with an incredible tool for writers to help create richer, more realistic stories: The Emotion Thesaurus. It was this brilliant resource that let you choose an emotion and find the right body language, visceral response, or internal reaction to help express what a character was feeling or doing in response to a particular situation. Then the site owners, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, added to the site to make it better and better. They added a Setting Thesaurus, a Character Thesaurus, a Weather Thesaurus, and a whole collection of helpful tools.
The Symbolism and Motif Thesaurus explores ways to use symbols and literary themes to deepen your work on a level that will reach your reader's subconscious library of language.
There's also a handy Notes feature that lets you annotate each thesaurus entry for your personal use and preferences.
If that's not enough, they added an idea generator, a comprehensive collection of worksheets, flowcharts, and brainstorming tools, AND a comprehensive set of tutorials to help with virtually any area of writing that may be stumping you and keeping you from continuing your manuscript.
Thanks to Angela and Becca, I got a chance to play with the site while it's been in data.
Can I just say, WOW? I was BLOWN away. The format is intuitive, easy-to-use, and beyond helpful.
The site launches on Wednesday. There's a helpful countdown clock to help you keep track.
Trust me, you're going to love it!
Go here: One Stop For Writers™
Go now! : )
PERSUASION IS ALSO ALMOST HERE!
In fact, it is here. In my house. In my HANDS.
Seriously, it couldn't be more gorgeous. And I'm so excited to share it with you!
I'll be at YAFest in Pennsylvania on Saturday and Persuasion will be available there a little early. On Sunday, I'll be at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.
If you're anywhere in either area, please come see me! : )
And if you haven't pre-ordered PERSUASION yet, can I just mention how grateful I would be if you did? ; )