First of all, thanks for stopping by today. I’ve been largely MIA lately, what with mental health and moving house challenges, but I had to take part in this book promotion. I love this thesaurus collection by Becca and Angela, and will get my hands on these two, next. They are THE BOMB for writers! The girls a great an gave a post to put up, which is below. Go read all about it!
As we write, we can become consumed by the plot, by the story events that sizzle with conflict, tension, and intrigue. But what often holds readers in thrall are our characters and how they grow and change. Who they evolve into, what fears they push past, how they take on pain to reach fulfillment regardless of the challenges—all of these steps in the character’s journey, combined with the plot, can create a fascinating trek through the pages of a novel.
And yet there’s another element that’s needed to meld the story and character arc together: the setting. Choosing the right one for each scene is critical to give deeper meaning to the character’s inner and outer journeys. The right setting can symbolize our protagonists’ goals, remind them of their past, steer their choices through emotional triggers, and lend them the strength to soldier on, no matter what opposition stands in their way. But what if “the right setting choice” is one we haven’t experienced ourselves first hand? How do we describe it?
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 that 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, HOUSE PARTY, a location from the Rural Setting Thesaurus volume.
And there’s one more thing you might want to know more about….
Becca 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 Writers Helping Writers 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!
Post Written By:
Angela Ackerman, bestselling author, international speaker, and creative entrepreneur
Writers Helping Writers® (writing help & advice)
One Stop For Writers ™ (a powerhouse library built to elevate your storytelling)
Bestselling Writing Resources:
The Urban Setting & The Rural Setting Thesaurus volumes (Releasing June 13th)
PS: I’m moved into our new home (only a few days) and busy unpacking (alone as hubby’s away!) and settling in. Forgive my absense and tiny bit longer. I will catch up once things (and I) calm down. X