For example:Weak: Sally walked across the room. Stronger: Sally scurried across the room. Weak: harry lightly touched the edge of the book. Stronger: harry trailed his fingers along the edge of the book. Weak: karen ran as quickly as she could to her closet. Stronger: Karen charged her closet in a panic. Weak: lucy hit her palm on the desk.
Strong Verbs for Fiction Writers Indie Author Resources Book 2 #ad - Stronger: Lucy smacked her palm on the desk. Ready to weed out the weak verbs and not-so-helpful adverbs in your writing and replace them with strong verbs?Let's get started!Indie Author Resources Book 2.
Character Reactions from Head to Toe Indie Author Resources Book 1Valerie Howard Books #ad - This is a quick and easy reference tool just for that purpose. Jam-packed with a list of 1, 000 physical reactions a character can have, organized by body part from head to toe to internal organs, you'll never be left scratching your head when you need to find just the right way to describe your character's reactions!Excerpt:FOREHEADForehead wrinklingForehead slicking with sweatSlapping or hitting forehead with palmBanging forehead against a surfaceWiping moisture off foreheadPressing fingers against foreheadTapping forehead with pencil or fingerForehead baking with a feverResting forehead in handsSplaying back of hand on forehead as if faintPoking forehead with thumb to jog memoryBanging forehead with fists to stop crazy thoughtsIndie Author Resources Book 1 .
A list of 1, 000 character reactionsas an author, this handy little booklet is for you!sometimes as new or even experienced authors, are your characters always sighing and nodding?Did you just sigh and nod?If so, we can't think of just the right action for our character's body in a particular scene, and we need something to get the creative juices flowing.
Helpful Adjectives for Fiction Writers Indie Author Resources Book 3#ad - A list of 1, bland, this book is for you!broken down into easy-to-navigate categories like "texture, " "height, " and "brightness, 000 ADJECTIVESIndie Author Resources Book 3Are boring adjectives leaving your writing dull, and yawn-inducing? If so, " these adjectives will help you pack your writing with descriptions that will leave your readers asking for more!.
Thesaurus of the Senses#ad - How is it that some words hold such power? One thing we know: great words often engage the senses. Thesaurus of the senses expands your possibilities to see, touch, taste, hear, and smell to describe the world around you. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between a lightning bug and lightning, Mark Twain once wrote.
Throughout history, in literature, the timely use of the apt word has held enormous sway, speeches, and texts. It collects some of the best English sensory words in one place to enliven your writing and help you build persuasive description. It's an indispensable tool for writers, teachers, bloggers, editors, storytellers, students, communicators, poets, and word lovers alike — anyone wanting to add more spark to his or her writing.
The Dialogue Thesaurus: A Fiction Writer's Sourcebook of Dialogue Tags and PhrasesSatin Publishing #ad - Sometimes a writer needs something with a little more expressive power; a word or phrase that helps the reader visualize the tonal quality or mood of the character doing the talking. For many years, writers have been eagerly awaiting the publication of a resource to help them with this dilemma. Thankfully, that wait is finally over.
. This unique sourcebook is filled to the brim with words and phrases gathered from hundreds of bestselling novels. Finally, you will be able to open up vistas of endless inspiration and bring your dialogue to life. Inside you'll discover:# over 500 dialogue and action tags you can use instead of 'said'. More than 2900 adverbs that can be used to describe speech.
The Dialogue Thesaurus: A Fiction Writer's Sourcebook of Dialogue Tags and Phrases #ad - Thousands of emotion and feeling words in adjective and noun form. A thousand phrases to describe body language and movement. Tons of example sentences to help solidify your understanding. And best of all, words are sorted in alphabetical order, as well as by category. The dialogue thesaurus' is the first book of its kind; a thesaurus geared towards writers who want to frame their dialogue with compelling and expressive words and phrases.
The book every aspiring fiction Writer Needs On Their Bookshelf!Sometimes the word 'said' just doesn't cut it. Now there's a way for any writer, regardless of their experience, to craft dialogue tags that add emotion and vibrancy to their storytelling; all while avoiding tired and worn out cliches.
Emotion AmplifiersJADD Publishing #ad - When writing fictional characters, it's hugely important to convey their emotions effectively so readers will be drawn in and become invested in those characters. But there are also ways to amplify what a character is feeling, thereby heightening their emotional responses. In emotion amplifiers, a companion guide to The Emotion Thesaurus, we explore 15 common states that naturally galvanize emotion.
Emotion amplifiers is a great tool for any writer wishing to tighten the screws on their characters and amp up the tension in their stories. States like exhaustion, pain, illness, and extreme hunger can push characters to the limit, boredom, compromising their decision-making abilities and decreasing the likelihood of them reaching their goals.
Emotion Amplifiers #ad - The emotion thesaurus: a writer's guide to Character Expression was written to help writers convey the quality and depth of their characters' feelings through their thoughts, body language, and visceral reactions.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression Second Edition Writers Helping Writers Series Book 1JADD Publishing #ad - When showing our characters’ feelings, nodding, and they end up smiling, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and frowning too much. If you need inspiration for creating characters’ emotional responses that are personalized and evocative, this ultimate show-don’t-tell guide for emotion can help.
It includes:body language cues, will inspire you to create stronger, and visceral responses for 130 emotions that cover a range of intensity from mild to severe, in its easy-to-navigate list format, thoughts, providing innumerable options for individualizing a character’s reactionsA breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome themAdvice on what should be done beforedrafting to make sure your characters’ emotions will be realistic and consistentInstruction for how to show hidden feelings and emotional subtext through dialogue and nonverbal cuesAnd much more!The Emotion Thesaurus, fresher character expressions and engage readers from your first page to your last.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression Second Edition Writers Helping Writers Series Book 1 #ad - . The bestselling emotion thesaurus, often hailed as “the gold standard for writers” and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 55 new entries!One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way.
Show, Don't Tell: How to write vivid descriptions, handle backstory, and describe your characters' emotions Writers' Guide Series Book 3Ylva Publishing #ad - But many writers struggle to understand this powerful principle or have difficulty applying it to their own work. In this book, sandra gerth draws on her experience as an editor and a best-selling author to show you how to show and tell you when to tell. Show, don’t tell is probably the single most-important piece of advice given to writers.
Whether you’re a novice writer working on your first story or an established author who has already learned the basics of showing and telling, this book will help you to:- Grasp the difference between showing and telling. Understand why showing is such a powerful tool. Spot telling in your own manuscript.
Show, Don't Tell: How to write vivid descriptions, handle backstory, and describe your characters' emotions Writers' Guide Series Book 3 #ad - Fix bland passages and turn them into compelling scenes. Keep from telling what you have already shown. Avoid the three danger areas of telling. Describe your characters and your setting in interesting ways. Put powerful emotions into your writing. Incorporate backstory into your novel without resorting to telling.
Recognize telling in dialogue. Avoid overshowing and swamping your readers with too many details. Learn when telling is actually a good thing.
The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Psychological Trauma Writers Helping Writers Series Book 6JADD Publishing #ad - Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Inside, and dysfunctional behaviors that can arise from different painful events•an extensive analysis of character arc and how the wound and any resulting unmet needs fit into it•techniques on how to show the past experience to readers in a way that is both engaging and revelatory while avoiding the pitfalls of info dumps and telling•A showcase of popular characters and how their traumatic experiences reshaped them, personality shifts, including the fears, lies, you’ll find:•A database of traumatic situations common to the human experience•An in-depth study on a wound’s impact, leading to very specific story goals•A Backstory Wound Profile tool that will enable you to document your characters’ negative past experiences and the aftereffects Root your characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it.
Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. With its easy-to-read format and over 100 entries packed with information, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus is a crash course in psychology for creating characters that feel incredibly real to readers. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, alter what they believe, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story.
The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Psychological Trauma Writers Helping Writers Series Book 6 #ad - Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help.
The Body Thesaurus: A Fiction Writer's Sourcebook of Words and Phrases to Describe Characters#ad - Wouldn't it be easier to have a book that gives you all these words without the hassle? If you answered 'yes', then this book is for you!Dahlia Evans has compiled a thesaurus specifically aimed at describing a character's physical appearance and movement. Now, you will have no problem conjuring up words and phrases like a magician, bringing your prose to life.
. The ultimate thesaurus that helps fiction writers describe Characters With Ease!If you're like most writers, you get sick and tired of endlessly searching thesauri looking for that perfect word to describe your character's physical appearance or the way they move their body. Inside you'll discover:# an exhaustive list of over 30, 000 words and phrases describing each part of the body.
The Body Thesaurus: A Fiction Writer's Sourcebook of Words and Phrases to Describe Characters #ad - 40 chapters, with each one including a list of adjectives, verbs, and noun phrases for that particular body part. Numerous example sentences showing many of these words in use. And best of all, words and phrases are sorted alphabetically, as well as by part of speech. The body thesaurus' is the ultimate fiction writer's companion; a resource that you'll want to keep close by for all your future writing projects.
This unique sourcebook is filled to the brim with words and phrases gathered from thousands of published novels.
Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings Author Tools Book 1#ad - These action snippets that pepper dialogue can help describe a wide range of emotions while avoiding lazy writing. Genre fiction authors can use emotional beat as a feeling thesaurus and watch their writing take off!Emotional Beats was an award-winning Finalist in the IPA 2017 Awards. A great way to show anger, indifference, and the whole range of emotions that characterize the human experience, fear, is through beats.
Do you want to show, not tell, emotions?because of the way our brains are wired, readers empathize more strongly if you don’t name the emotion you are trying to describe. As soon as you name an emotion, readers go into thinking mode. This emotional thesaurus includes hundreds of examples that you can use for your inspiration, too, so that you, can harness this technique to easily convert your writing into palpable feelings.
Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings Author Tools Book 1 #ad - And when they think about an emotion, they distance themselves from feeling it. The power of beats lies in their innate ability to create richer, more immediate, deeper writing.