A Special Edition: The Setting Thesaurus Books Are Here: Help Becca And Angela Celebrate!

Two weeks ago, I mentioned we would have our first ever guest blogger. I’m thrilled to welcome Angela Ackerman, Co-author of The Emotion Thesaurus, here today to tell us about her two new thesauri releasing this week.

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As we storytellers sit before the keyboard to craft our magic, we’re usually laser-focused on the two titans of fiction: plot and character. Yet, there’s a third element that impacts almost every aspect of the tale, one we really need to home in on as well: the setting.

The setting is so much more than a painted backdrop, more than a stage for our characters to tromp across during the scene. Used to its full advantage, the setting can characterize the story’s cast, supply mood, steer the plot, provide challenges and conflict, trigger emotions, help us deliver those necessary snippets of backstory…and that’s just scratching the surface. So the question is this: how do we unleash the full power of the setting within our stories?

Well, there’s some good news on that front. Two new books have released this week that may change the description game for writers. The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to City Spaces and The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Personal and Natural Spaces look at the sights, smells, tastes, textures, and sounds a character might experience within 225 different contemporary settings. And this is only the start of what these books offer writers.

In fact, swing by and check out this hidden entry from the Rural Setting Thesaurus: Ancient Ruins.

And there’s one more thing you might want to know more about….

Rock_The_Vault_WHW1Becca and Angela, authors of The Emotion Thesaurus, are celebrating their double release with a fun event going on from June 13-20th called ROCK THE VAULT. At the heart of the Writers Helping Writers site is a tremendous vault, and these two ladies have been hoarding prizes of epic writerly proportions.

A safe full of prizes, ripe for the taking…if the writing community can work together to unlock it, of course.

Ready to do your part? Stop by Writers Helping Writers to find out more!

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About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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4 Responses to A Special Edition: The Setting Thesaurus Books Are Here: Help Becca And Angela Celebrate!

  1. angelaackerman1 says:

    Thank you so much Fannie! I didn’t realize I was your first Guest–how wonderful. I’m honored, and so greatly appreciate you lending me a spot here! Are you on Twitter? I tried searching for you, but no luck. 😉

    Hope you have a wonderful week, and thank you again, for everything!

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    • Thank you for being my first guest. I haven’t made it to Twitter yet, I’m still working my way through the world of social media. Once I’m on, I’ll be sure to follow you. 🙂

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  2. beccapuglisi says:

    Thanks so much for hosting Angela and for getting the word out!

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