Monday, November 15, 2010

Writing Tool for Descriptions

Someone from a writer's loop that I'm on mentioned an interesting writing tool they located online that helped authors with description. Sometimes I find that I describe things the same, even using the same kinds of words and senses to describe action as well as emotions and setting.

When I checked out this Writing Tool, I love it. It offers some excellent ideas for descriptions, but here's a caution. I try not to take someone else's words verbatum. Instead I use their words to kick off a new and more creative idea for me to describe something I've described often in a novel. We want to make our writing fresh and intersting, and I think you'll find this tool excellent.

Thanks to Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi who created The Book Shelf Muse on blogspot and giving authors a new Thesaurus for both Emotions and Setting. For Emotions, the thesaurus offers physical reactions, and for settings, the thesaurus uses the senses and breaks the setting down into how it simulates: sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.

I hope you find this helpful. I know I did.

1 comment:

Angela Ackerman said...

I'm so glad you find our thesaurus collections helpful. Thanks so much for mentioning them on your blog. I'm looking through your tools for writers and see you have a load of goodies here! Thanks for sharing all your finds.

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse