Monday 20 June 2016

Love Writers Helping Writers’ Thesaurus Books? Don’t Miss Rock The Vault!

If you read any writing blogs, over the last week you'll probably have seen a few posts talking about describing settings better, or using setting as a character. Is there a reason for this? Yes. Angela Ackerman and Becky Puglasi of Writers Helping Writers have released two new books in their bestselling Thesaurus series.

So here are Angela and Becky introducing their new releases:

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!

Yes, the ladies have a fun contest going to celebrate their new releases. As well as being a fun and innovative launch idea, it's also a great way for writers to connect with other writers on Instagram or Twitter. Check out the #myfavoritethesaus hashtag to find out more. 

(If you don't remember what a hashtag is, remind yourself by rereading recent posts on Twitter and Instagram).


  1. Thank you so much for letting me take over the blog, Iola! I am so appreciative for all your time and energy this launch, and your picture of #myfavoritethesaurus looking over Mount Doom, just totally made the whole event for me (I am a huge LOTR fan).

    Anyway, thank you again for all the kind support--I feel very blessed!


    1. A pleasure, Angela. And some of your #myfavoritethesarus pictures gave the LOTR thing away :)


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