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The Ultimate Fiction Thesaurus - A Writing Study [Kindle Edition]

Sam Stone
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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 power 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 that two things, and only two, are guaranteed to improve your writing. These are reading and the act of writing itself. This 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.

This study is ideal for beginning and intermediate fiction writers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 84 KB
  • Print Length: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Four Boys Publishing; 1st edition (March 22 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006T8G1F0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great reference! Sept. 21 2013
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It helps in writing even for just writing to someone or writing an article. It is not the usual Thesaurus; it something more definitive in expressing ones self.
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