Thursday, December 2, 2010

Well Worth a Read Wednesday

Yes I know today is Thursday but I'm choosing to ignore that fact for the moment.

So I'm jumping on the bandwagon.  If you haven't heard about the Emotional Thesaurus yet then let me give you the skinny.  You're writing away and realise your characters are using the same old boring emotions over and over again and, worse still, you keep using the same words.  And that inner editor whispers: you're telling not showing.  Eeeeek!!!  So how do you write something new and fresh that's show-ey instead of tell-y?  The answer is located at The Bookshelf Muse.

Go and have a sticky - I promise it will be worth your while.  And check out the other thesauruses as well: colours and textures, settings, and symbolism.  No longer will you be confined to stock standard "sky blue eyes"  now your heroine can eyes the colour of curacao or frostbite.  Too fabulous!

5 comments:

Nas Dean said...

Thanks for the excellent link, wow! So many! and so helpful. Recently I googled expressive phrases and came up with a big list. Try it.

Elissa Graham said...

Thanks for the tip Nas I will definitely google it. I hate trotting out the same old phrases time after time so some new ones are most welcome!

Joanna St. James said...

I love the emo thesaurus they are so helpful and useful for brainstorming too.

Suzanne Jones said...

How wonderful. I've added it to my favourites. Thank you for the link.

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Nas Dean said...

Here's the link:
http://www.enhancemyvocabulary.com/expressive-phrases.html
It's sorted alphabetically but if someone manages to do it like happy phrases, sad, angry, calm..please put up the list!