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

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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 a writing lesson which aims 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 ...
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The Ultimate Fiction Thesaurus (a creative writing study)

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Overview

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 a writing lesson which aims 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 lesson is ideal for beginning and intermediate fiction writers and is approximately thirteen pages in length.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013716766
  • Publisher: 4 Boys Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 244,621
  • File size: 19 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Wasted money

    I could have done without this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Very informative

    I always have trouble with sentence structure and explainkng too much or without enough detail becaise i go into a lengthy dialogue scene. This book helped me a lot even if it was 14 pages.

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