Staci Troilo

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Guesting at WritersHelpingWriters.Net

writers helping writersI am honored to be a guest at today. Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi (formerly known as The Bookshelf Muse, and authors of the well known and invaluable work The Emotion Thesaurus as well as the newly released The Positive Trait Thesaurus and The Negative Trait Thesaurus) recently hosted a week long Amazing Race to help writers with log lines, queries, book promotions, etc. in conjunction with the launching of their new website name and their two new book releases. I was one of the ‘racers,’ or the writers who helped other writers. It was a great experience. I even met someone who lives in France who has since not only become a friend, but who has volunteered to become a tour guide should I ever make it over there for a visit!

mysteryToday, I’m not in France, however. I’m over at, talking about the basics of mystery novel writing. I hope you stop over, read the post, and check out Angela and Becca’s new site.

On Your Mark, Get Set…

Writers Helping WritersHow many of you are familiar with Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi of (formerly The Bookshelf Muse)? Many of you, I’m sure. They’re the multi-talented authors of The Emotion Thesaurus, and they’ve just released two new books, The Positive Trait Thesaurus and the Negative Trait Thesaurus. I’ve already obtained a copy of both, and I can’t wait to dive in.

Angela and Becca, in their usual helpful fashion, are doing something truly wonderful this week. They are hosting an Amazing Race to help writers with 10 specific items. Many writers (myself included) have volunteered to help them with their project. And not just any writers, experts in the field. You don’t want to pass this opportunity by. Go to their website ( to sign up for one of the categories and someone will help you with one of the following:

  • a first page critique
  • a one paragraph hook critique
  • a query letter critique
  • a twenty-five word pitch critique
  • a tweet about you
  • a mini blog review
  • book exposure on someone’s blog
  • requesting a future guest post
  • having a question answered
  • social media handouts (Becca & Angela will handle these personally)

I hope you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. There are also giveaways every day! Come on! You’ve got one week! Click on the link above or the badge in my sidebar to access their site, and I’ll see you there!

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