The Ultimate Fiction Thesaurus II (a creative writing study) [NOOK Book]

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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. The Ultimate Fiction Thesaurus II is a unique literary thesaurus that bridges the gap...
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The Ultimate Fiction Thesaurus II (a creative writing study)

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Overview

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. The Ultimate Fiction Thesaurus II is a 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.

Let's see how this works:


First we start with a description: The morning was sunny.

This is okay, in fact sometimes simple is best, but let's give it another swing:


A shaft of light pierced the window.

Sunlight flooded the bedroom.

An easterly sun streamed into the kitchen.


Now try a few of these other lighting concepts on your own: dappled, beat down, glinted off, streaked, filtered, drenched


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


The Ultimate Fiction Thesaurus II is a continuing study of common literary ideas that will teach you how to think like a novelist.

This lesson is approximately thirteen pages in length and is ideal for beginning and intermediate fiction writers.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014881173
  • Publisher: 4 Boys Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 254,955
  • File size: 16 KB

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  • Posted July 15, 2013

    Not a thesaurus, only 12 pages short, not worth anything

    Not a thesaurus, only 12 pages short, not worth anything

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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