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June 14, 2016

Guest Princesses: Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi - The Setting Thesaurus Books Are Here! #PlottingPrincesses #RocktheVault #WritersHelpingWriters #SettingThesaurus #MFRWorg

The Setting Thesaurus DuoIt is a writer's job to draw readers into the fictional story so completely that they forget the real world. Our goal is to render them powerless, so despite the late hour, mountain of laundry, or workday ahead, they cannot give up the journey unfolding within the paper-crisp pages before them.

Strong, compelling writing comes down to the right words, in the right order. Sounds easy, but as all writers know, it is anything BUT. So how do we create this storytelling magic? How can we weave description in such a way that the fictional landscape becomes authentic and real—a mirror of the reader's world in all the ways that count most?

 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 Urban Setting Thesaurus: Police Car.
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 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!  


Sloane B. Collins said...

Welcome to the Plotting Princesses, Angela & Becca! So glad to have you here today talking about your fabulous new Setting books!
I can't tell you how many times I use your thesauruses and One Stop for Writers. Y'all have created the most valuable tools for authors.
So a BIG thank you from me to you!

Liese said...

I've found the Emotions Thesaurus awesome! It keeps my characters from narrowing their eyes all the time! LOL!


Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Angela and Becca and welcome to the Plotting Princesses blog. So glad to have you here. These books look like something I desperately need to have on my writer's shelf. I can always use more and helpful ways to make my writing cleaner, sharper, and more compelling.

Wishing you many sales!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Wow, I'm on my way to check these out. Thank you so much for visiting with us today and sharing your work. Rock on!

Kathleen Baldwin said...

WOW! how exciting. I'm eager to get a peek at these. Thanks for hosting Angela and Becca, Sloan!

Angela Ackerman said...

Oh my gosh, I never realized "I" would have a princess title here! WOOT! *adjusts crown*

Thank you so much for allowing me to post today, and for the enthusiasm and kind words. We are very excited for these books and what they will do for writers as they sink their teeth into meaningful description. It is wonderful to share these at last! :)

Happy writing, all of you!


Karilyn Bentley said...

I LOVE the Emotional Thesaurus! These look like more great books to put on my writer's bookshelf. Thank you for stopping by the Princess Blog and sharing your new books with us!!

Sylvia said...

Love the Emotional Thesaurus and cant' wait to order these. In fact, I think I already have and they are probably zipping their way to me now.

Michelle Miles said...

I need these!! I have Emotion, Negative Trait and Positive Trait Thesauri and I LOVE THEM. They are the best. Thanks for coming by today! I will definitely be checking them out.