The Ultimate Fiction Thesaurus II (a creative writing study in the tradition of the elements of style)

The Ultimate Fiction Thesaurus II (a creative writing study in the tradition of the elements of style)

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by Sam Stone
     
 
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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014881173
Publisher:
4 Boys Publishing
Publication date:
08/16/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
16 KB

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The Ultimate Fiction Thesaurus II (a creative writing study) 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AmaranthCO More than 1 year ago
Not a thesaurus, only 12 pages short, not worth anything