Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi have a series of books that I LOVE!!!!
Emotional Amplifiers is a free book – and I love using it when editing because let’s face it, you can only have your alpha male grunt his displeasure so many times.
One of their newest books is the Emotional Wound Thesaurus. It’s a fabulous book for delving into your characters and their motivations.
They also wrote a pair of books on positive and negative traits that I use when developing my characters. It helps when defining the conflict between the hero and heroine to have an idea of their personalities and how they’ll respond to the conflict. Plus… it’s fun to read:)
They have books on settings, and I just purchased one on urban settings – I’m not referring to it as much as I do the others.
I had the pleasure of giving a workshop at Marshall University prepping for NaNoWriMo. How do you write 50,000 words, approximately 1700 a day, in one month? Embrace the suck! You can download my powerpoint and enjoy my wisdom:)