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Whether you’re a feature or TV writer, actor, or novelist, The Emotion Thesaurus is an indispensable tool for your arsenal. Find out why, in this week’s insightful interview with co-author Angela Ackerman!

Angela Ackerman lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband and two teen boys. A lover of mystery and mythology, her chapter books, middle grade and young adult novels are represented by Jill Corcoran of The Herman Agency.

Angela is also the co-author of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression, a unique writing resource that tackles the “show-don’t-tell” aspect of character emotion. A strong believer in writers helping writers, Angela teaches workshops, runs critique groups both online and in person, and blogs at the award-winning resource, The Bookshelf Muse, a description hub for writers, editors and teachers.

In the interview, we discuss the many uses for The Emotion Thesaurus: to help train your powers of observation, as a scene tool, to help rewriting, to enhance readability of your scripts, and much more!

Twitter: @AngelaAckerman

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Graham “Gray” Jones is a seasoned TV editor/writer located in Valencia, California (on the northern outskirts of LA). He has an honors Screenwriting BFA from York University, where he graduated with distinction in 1994.

He hosted one of the world’s leading TV-themed podcasts, "Chuck vs. the Podcast," about NBC’s Chuck, and currently hosts the "TV Writer Podcast," in partnership with Script Magazine.

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