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PRESSKIT: Activate by Damon Suede

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RELEASE DATE: 16 April 2019

Tagline: a thesaurus of actions and tactics for dynamic genre fiction

Logline: Activate is an author's thesaurus of dramatic possibilities that focuses on powerful language to energize your genre stories at every stage.

Slug: An author's thesaurus of powerful verbs for every genre. Energize your writing process and unleash dramatic possibilities by verbalizing your stories.

Short description: Activate is an author's thesaurus of active, transitive verbs for use in verbalizing stories in any genre. This guide offers 5,300 unique character actions, sorted alphabetically, as well as by genre and direction, to help writers energize their process and projects at every stage.

Activate Details

  • ISBN 978-1-945043-04-8  (ebook)
  • ISBN 978-1-945043-05-5  (paper)
  • Release: Evil Mastermind, LLC, 16 April 2019
  • Subgenre: Nonfiction / Writing reference
  • Length: 270,000 words
  • series: Live Wire Writer Guides

Available in print and ebook.

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"One thing about Texas: it offered hot-n-cold running rednecks and cowboys on tap in every flavor, if that was your kink." (Lickety Split - D. Suede)

Activate Blurb:

ACTIVATE: a thesaurus of actions & tactics for dynamic genre fiction (live wire writer guides)

Fiction is action. Activate is an author's thesaurus of dramatic possibilities that will galvanize your characterization and dramatization. Verbalizing any narrative requires juicy language with the vibrancy readers crave. This handy writing reference focuses on language's powerhouse: verbs, featuring 5,300 potent options sorted into three useful contexts.

  • ALPHABETICAL: an A-Z catalog of actions and tactics, including antonyms for each to supercharge character chemistry.

  • CATEGORICAL: verbal options especially suited for the twelve most popular book types and their tropes.

  • DIRECTIONAL: sections sorting verbs by vibe to help you shape the emotional flow of a story for maximum mojo.

…and for anyone new to verbalizing a story, a quick intro and overview to kickstart your process.

No other genre resource of this kind exists. Unlike other thesauri, Activate gets down to the brass-tacks of telling a tale: actions that matter and tactics that fascinate.

Plug into the source! Whether you're planning a project or deep in revisions, this Live Wire Writer Guide comes loaded with vibrant, interactive language to amp your voice, blast your blocks, and energize your genre fiction at every stage.

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"At night sometimes, when leaving a club, he’d wander back in his head, to June bugs and MoonPies, rugged yokels with barbwire scars and cocks that leaked honey." (Lickety Split - D. Suede) 

Activate Release Campaign:


For any bloggers or journos interested in participating in the release of Activate, I'll be offering the following: 
  • an e-ARC of Activate for each blog's reviewer
  • 10 writing advice "memes" for sharing on social media
  • self-selected tour stop dates (within a range of dates). As long as you provide a link, I'll come splash around in the comments and convos.
  • PromoSimple giveaway (provided & managed by us) with prizes including copies (digital/print) and a story consult with link or embed code which bloggers can include in post(s)
  • up to 5 interview questions if you'd like to focus on something customized for the authors in your audience
  • this dedicated press kit for the book (including blurb, logline, tagline, cover art, buy links, banners, topics, etc).
  • listing on the book's page with your blog hyperlinked from name and date of stop noted.

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"At night sometimes, when leaving a club, he’d wander back in his head, to June bugs and MoonPies, rugged yokels with barbwire scars and cocks that leaked honey." (Lickety Split - D. Suede) 

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Strong verb, strong character (Verbalize - D. Suede) 

Activate Topics:

  • Story Proof: implementation and the proliferation of underpants gnomes in writing advice
  • Impersonal Ads: the largely worthless advice given to every genre author
  • Show Business: the overlaps and disparities between genre fiction and all other entertainment
  • Part of Speech: why knowing the limits of language can transform your fiction
  • Emotional Motion: the most critical element of any genre fiction project
  • Muse-ment Parks: why popular entertainment creates obsessive fans
  • Big Brains: the hardwired patterns that fascinate audiences
  • Right Word: the single, fastest way to fix any character, beat, or scene

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Strong verb, strong character (Verbalize - D. Suede)