Resources For Writers

From book reviews and recommendations to tips about the craft and updates on the changing publishing landscape, this is where you will find a range of information to help you improve your writing.

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The Rural Setting Thesaurus

The Rural Setting Thesaurus

The Rural Setting Thesaurus takes “show-don’t-tell” to new heights. It offers writers a roadmap to creating fresh setting imagery that impacts the story on multiple levels while keeping readers engaged from the first page to the last.

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The Emotional Wound Thesaurus

The Emotional Wound Thesaurus

Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behaviour. Root your characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it. With its...

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The Emotion Thesaurus

The Emotion Thesaurus

One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up smiling, nodding, and frowning too much. If you need...

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Still #1: Emotional Wound Thesaurus

Still #1: Emotional Wound Thesaurus

I was privileged to have been randomly selected to do an early review of The Emotional Wound Thesaurus. As excited as I was to have early access to another invaluable resource from Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, I was nervous about tackling a text of several...

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Emotional Wound Thesaurus Links

Emotional Wound Thesaurus Links

The Emotional Wounds Thesaurus is the premier reference for writers and readers in general who wish to improve their knowledge about human behaviour, particularly as it relates to the impact of painful events in shaping our lives and our actions in the present....

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…one goat and your reputation is in tatters!

People connect through stories. They allow us to share experiences with others. Know your punchline. Know your ending. Be confident that what you are writing about means something. Please - make me care. Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he...

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Books about The Writer’s Heart & Psyche

Books about The Writer’s Heart & Psyche

From author Kate Frieman (https://www.facebook.com/kate.freiman). This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop. Brohaugh, William (ed.), Just Open A Vein, WDB Burnham, Sophy, For Writers Only, Ballantine...

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Grammar, Editing & Revision Resources

Grammar, Editing & Revision Resources

  From author Kate Frieman (https://www.facebook.com/kate.freiman). This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop. Batko, Ann, When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People, Castle Books Bryson, Bill, Troublesome...

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List of Resources for Creation & psychology of Characters

List of Resources for Creation & psychology of Characters

 From author Kate Frieman (https://www.facebook.com/kate.freiman). This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop. American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV Bailey, Sandra Buzbee,  Baby Names,...

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Grammar, Editing & Revision Resources

Grammar, Editing & Revision Resources

From author Kate Frieman (https://www.facebook.com/kate.freiman). This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop. Batko, Ann, When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People, Castle Books Bryson, Bill, Troublesome Words,...

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