Writing the author’s note made me think really hard about the book’s themes and characters. What was the most important part of the story? The takeaway? The message?
Writers make something from nothing. We take the glimmer of an idea, and play around with it. Add dab of character here, a bit of setting there. Layer by layer, we build a story.
Every writer has a few favourite go-to resources they reach for. Tops on my bookshelf are three well-thumbed books by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi: The Emotion Thesaurus, The Positive Traits Thesaurus and The Negative Traits Thesaurus.
I test-drove One Stop for Writers, a new online reference library. And it rides like a dream… It’s a brilliant new writing resource from the creators of The Emotion Thesaurus, The Positive Traits Thesaurus and The Negative Traits Thesaurus.