December has been chaotic as well as joyful, so my apologies for letting so much time go by without a new blog post. As some of you know, this blog – A Writer of History – has been going since 2012, and not surprisingly there are times when it’s difficult to think of new topics.
My husband gave me a book for Christmas, among other things! The title is The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. It’s early days yet, but I’ve already dipped into this new resource several times. To prompt your thinking about emotions, I’m including this lovely wheel of emotions. I’m not quite sure where I found it, but here’s one online source you can check out: https://flowingdata.com/2020/03/20/wheel-of-emotional-words/ .
At any rate, the wheel as well as Ackerman and Puglisi’s book are good resources for writers. Remember, ‘show don’t tell’.
PS – I’m doing a final edit right now before handing the latest manuscript over to my editor. So forgive me if the next post doesn’t happen for a while.
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M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel is THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE, a dual timeline set in Hong Kong. Mary’s other novels, PARIS IN RUINS, TIME AND REGRET, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Google Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com.