When writing fictional characters, it’s hugely important to convey their emotions effectively so readers will be drawn in and become invested in those characters. The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression (Second Edition) was written to help writers convey the quality and depth of their characters’ feelings through their thoughts, body language, and visceral reactions. But there are also ways to amplify what a character is feeling, thereby heightening their emotional responses.
In Emotion Amplifiers, a companion guide to The Emotion Thesaurus, we explore 15 common states that naturally galvanize emotion. States like exhaustion, boredom, illness, pain, and extreme hunger can push characters to the limit, compromising their decision-making abilities and decreasing the likelihood of them reaching their goals. Emotion Amplifiers is a great tool for any writer wishing to tighten the screws on their characters and amp up the tension in their stories.
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If you find this resource useful, you might be interested in the other books in our series that can help with various parts of the writing process: The Emotional Wound Thesaurus, The Negative and Positive Trait Thesauruses, The Urban and Rural Setting Thesauruses, and The Occupation Thesaurus.
We've also recently updated The Emotion Thesaurus as a second edition containing 55 additional entries and expanded front matter. And the entries from our entire 14-thesaurus collection can be found at One Stop For Writers (www.onestopforwriters.com), our unique online library meant to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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