Libraries are wonderful places—cozy vaults filled with book-sized treasures that smell of ink and make a delightful
shoosh sound as their pages are turned. As kids, who among us didn’t run our fingers along the spines, choosing
random books and sitting cross-legged to flip through them, hoping to find the perfect story that would whisk us away
to an exciting place or set us on a heart-pounding adventure? Imagination, mystery, and possibility. For many, this is
what the library embodies.
No one appreciates this more than authors. We’re intuitively aware that books are not only whimsical and fun; they
also represent the transformative power of knowledge.
This storehouse of creative information is the inspiration behind One Stop For Writers®. Like a library, One Stop
houses a vast collection of reference materials that are intended to help writers improve their craft. Our library is
loaded with one-of-a-kind story and character planning resources unlike anything
Our goal is simple: help writers like you find the information and inspiration necessary to elevate your
storytelling, saving you time in the process. After all, isn’t your energy best spent doing what you do best—creating
enthralling fiction your readers will love?
Your Resident Librarians
Becca Puglisi is the co-author of the best-selling resources
The Emotion Thesaurus
and its sequels:
The Positive Trait,
Rural Setting Thesaurus
volumes. These books are available in multiple languages and are sourced by many US universities. As an
international speaker, Becca enjoys teaching workshops and presenting various writerly topics at conferences.
Between gigs, she has plenty to keep her busy at
her Writers Helping Writers blog.
When it comes to writing fiction, her favorites are fantasy and historical fiction. She’s kind of a nut about
worldbuilding and can spend as much time planning a new world as writing her characters into one.
Outside of work, you can typically find her baking, reading to her kids, attending Bible studies, or attempting
to sleep in. A recovering Mountain Dew addict, she is always looking for a new favorite beverage—one with the
health benefits of water but without all the blandness. Music is also a big part of her life, so she can often
be heard singing orders to her children, quoting random song lyrics, and exposing her children to the
classics—Styx, the Scorpions, Michael Jackson, and other 80s fare.
Angela Ackerman is co-author of
the 6 best-selling writing guides mentioned
above, Angela enjoys sharing her passion for storytelling with writers across the globe. A writing coach and
international speaker, Angela believes that writers should never stop striving to learn and grow. Her desire to
help writers in new, innovative ways is a love she shares with Becca Puglisi and Lee Powell and led to a
powerful collaboration that
became One Stop for Writers®.
In the fiction realm, Angela is sowing her wild oats, playing around with darker themes and interesting plot
twists. While her preferred audience is middle grade and young adult, lately she’s been toying with trying an
adult thriller on for size.
A Canadian residing near the Rockies, she enjoys traveling with her family, exploring unusual places,
collecting zombie lawn gnomes (don’t ask) and she believes life is too short for boring socks. More importantly,
Angela is all about helping others, and she strives to pay it forward however she can.
One Stop for Writers would look very different without the tremendous contribution of Lee Powell, the creator of Scrivener for Windows and Linux and Scapple for Windows. Thanks for everything, Lee.
Our Library Doors Are Always Open
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