Writers, Have You Heard About The Occupation Thesaurus?

Writers, Have You Heard About The Occupation Thesaurus?

Today I have something fun to share…a special chance to win some help with your writing bills. Awesome, right? 

Some of you may know Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi of Writers Helping Writers. Today they are releasing their latest book, The Occupation Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Jobs, Vocations, and Careers, and I’m part of their street team. I absolutely love their thesaurus books and have several of them, so I am happy to help spread the news about their Writer’s Showcase event, new book, and a great freebie to check out. I’m handing the blog over to them today. Read on!

Certain details can reveal a lot about a character, such as their goals, desires, and backstory wounds. But did you know there’s another detail that can tie your character’s arc to the plot, provide intense, multi-layered conflict, AND shorten the “get to know the character” curve for readers? 

It’s true. Your character’s occupation is a GOLD MINE of storytelling potential.

Think about it: how much time do you spend on the job? Does it fulfill you or frustrate you? Can you separate work from home? Is it causing you challenges, creating obstacles…or bringing you joy and helping you live your truth?

Just like us, most characters will have a job, and the work they do will impact their life. The ups and downs can serve us well in the story. 

Maybe you haven’t thought much about jobs in the past and how they act as a window into your character’s personality, interests, and skills. It’s okay, you aren’t alone. The good news is that The Occupation Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Jobs, Vocations, and Careers is going to do all the heavy lifting for you. (Here’s one of the job profiles we cover in this book: FIREFIGHTER.)

GIVEAWAY ALERT: THE WRITER’S SHOWCASE

To celebrate the release of a new book, Writers Helping Writers has a giveaway happening July 20th & July 23rd. You can win some great prizes, including gift certificates that can be spent on writing services within our Writer’s Showcase. Stop by to enter!

Resource Alert: A List of Additional Jobs Profiles for Your Characters 

Some of the amazing writers in our community have put together additional career profiles for you based on jobs they have done in the past. What a great way to get accurate information so you can better describe the roles and responsibilities that go with a specific job, right?

To access this list, including my career profile, GO HEREYou can also find my career profile under the Extras / For Writers top section of my blog.