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Speaker Profile - Angela Ackerman


Region: Canada: West
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
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Angela Ackerman is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of the bestselling resource, The Emotion Thesaurus: a Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, as well as the bestselling duo, The Positive Trait Thesaurus: a Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes and The Negative Trait Thesaurus: a Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws.

A proud indie author, her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors and psychologists around the world.
Angela is also the co-founder of the popular site, Writers Helping Writers, as well as One Stop For Writers, an innovative online library built to help writers elevate their storytelling.

Angela's Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction is represented by Jill Corcoran of the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency.

Presentation Description:
Angela presents a range of topics, both at the classroom level (mostly description- and character-centric in nature) and as a professional speaker at writing conferences and workshops all over the world. In 2015, she was honored to be the International Speaker for the Romance Writers of Australia.

Angela teaches online and off and tackles all topics pertaining to writers, but specifically enjoys sessions on character building; showing, not telling; marketing & readership engagement; showing emotion through body language and anything description-based.

For a full range of workshop & presentation topics as well as a list of past speaking engagements (local and international) please contact Angela at