The Ultimate Fiction Thesaurus - Complete!

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The #1 selling thesaurus on Kindle is now available as a handy desk reference!

There are a thousand ways to say something and at least a few hundred to express it well. This is not simply another thesaurus but 2 complete writing lessons which aim to shave a year off of your creative development. This is a bold objective but as you go over these devices, in this brief but powerful tutorial, it will train you to...

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Overview

The #1 selling thesaurus on Kindle is now available as a handy desk reference!

There are a thousand ways to say something and at least a few hundred to express it well. This is not simply another thesaurus but 2 complete writing lessons which aim to shave a year off of your creative development. This is a bold objective but as you go over these devices, in this brief but powerful tutorial, it will train you to think like a novelist. Let's see how this works:

First we start with a character description: Bill has grey hair.

This is a fine description, and certainly direct, but let's flex our muscles a little more:

Bill's hair is salted with grey.
Bill's hair is frosted with age.
Bill's hair is threaded with silver.

Now try these concept words on your own: peppered, streaked, flecked, weeded

You can immediately see the limitations of a traditional thesaurus; they are helpful at supplying literal equivalents, such as charcoal for grey, but frequently miss the finer nuances of language.

Beyond the inspirational support most books offer, I can assure you that two things, and only two, are guaranteed to improve your writing. These are reading and the act of writing itself. This is a small but unique 'literary thesaurus' that bridges the gap of reading by taking common descriptive devices and words and places them into usable categories that will serve as a ready toolbox for your own writing.

This tutorial is ideal for beginning and intermediate fiction writers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481217408
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/12/2012
  • Pages: 46
  • Sales rank: 1,184,009
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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    The #1 selling thesaurus on Kindle is now available as a handy desk reference!

    There are a thousand ways to say something and at least a few hundred to express it well. This is not simply another thesaurus but 2 complete writing lessons which aim to shave a year off of your creative development. This is a bold objective but as you go over these devices, in this brief but powerful tutorial, it will train you to think like a novelist. Let's see how this works:

    First we start with a character description: Bill has grey hair.

    This is a fine description, and certainly direct, but let's flex our muscles a little more:

    Bill's hair is salted with grey.
    Bill's hair is frosted with age.
    Bill's hair is threaded with silver.

    Now try these concept words on your own: peppered, streaked, flecked, weeded

    You can immediately see the limitations of a traditional thesaurus; they are helpful at supplying literal equivalents, such as charcoal for grey, but frequently miss the finer nuances of language.

    Beyond the inspirational support most books offer, I can assure you that two things, and only two, are guaranteed to improve your writing. These are reading and the act of writing itself. This is a small but unique 'literary thesaurus' that bridges the gap of reading by taking common descriptive devices and words and places them into usable categories that will serve as a ready toolbox for your own writing.

    This tutorial is ideal for beginning and intermediate fiction writers.

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