Give Your Characters Emotional Impact

Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi's Emotion Thesaurus

As an aspiring novelist you need to ensure your reader can relate to your fictional characters. Your reader needs to know the depth of emotion being experienced. Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi's Emotion Thesaurus explains that as emotional beings, feelings propel us. They drive our choices, determine who we spend time with, and dictate our values. Emotion also fuels our communication, allowing us to share meaningful information and beliefs with others.

As writers, author and even aspiring writers we must take our own skills in observing people around us and transfer those experiences to the page. We all know that readers have high expectations. The bestselling charts certainly rub that in our ‘wannabe-novelist’ noses.

Our readers don’t want to be told how a character feels. No, no, no. They want to experience the emotion for themselves. To make this happen, we must ensure that our fictional story people express their emotions in ways that are both recognizable and compelling to read.


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