Here goes nothing…
Last week I talked about images and how much they inspired my stories, but to bring those vivid illustrations alive in a story, you can’t go past your handy thesaurus – well at least I can’t. More recently I discovered one of the best sites on the net offering terrific writing tools, in particular thesaurus help. It is run by two wonderful girls:
Here’s are the topics the site offers:
Emotion Thesaurus: When you need to draw your character’s emotion through a physical action, you’ll find a number of topics to help
Setting Thesaurus: Settings are vital to making the reader feel like they are right there with the character. What I love about this section is that it splits information based on the five senses Sight, Touch, Smell, Taste and Sound.
Weather and Earthy Phenomena Thesaurus: I use this section a lot – using weather to set the mood.
Color, Textures and Shapes Thesaurus: Great for conveying a specific image in your story – there’s only so many ways you can say sanguine moon..:)
Symbolism Thesaurus: Helps utilize symbolism, such as crossroads or coming of age, to create a powerful impact.
Character Traits Thesaurus: Traits to help describe your character creation, which isn’t always easy.
Now, don’t tell me you’re not frantically searching the blog for the web link – okay enough teasing… Here it is: The Bookshelf Muse.
What’s your secret weapon?
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