45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'
Substitute ‘damn' every time you're inclined to write ‘very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain 'Very' is the most useless word in the English...
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Tip of My Tongue - Chirag Mehta : chir.ag
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117 Most beautiful words in the English language
Acquiesce Submit or comply silently or without protest. Ailurophile A cat-lover. Ameliorate To make or become better, more bearable, or more
Synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English
Amazing — incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger — enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry —...
Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles
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Find the Perfect Word for Your Feelings with This Vocabulary...
Sometimes it's hard to explain exactly how you feel. This handy vocabulary wheel helps you narrow down exactly what word best expresses your current emotional state.
There's a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have...
CALLIHOO Writing Helps--Feelings Table
You can describe your character's feelings in more exact terms than just "happy" or "sad." Check these lists for the exact nuance to describe your character's intensity of feelings.
Synonyms for words commonly used in student's writing
Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language
Translate emotions into written body language We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it's easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you...
BlaBlaMeter - Bullshit detection tool
BlaBla Meter - Bullshit detection tool
Telescopic Text © Joe Davis 2008
An exploration of scale and levels of detail. How much or little is contained within the tiniest, most ordinary of moments.
13 Sad Six Word Stories that will Break Your Heart
Here is a compilation of sad six word stories to read when you just want a good cry.
one word. so little time.
Important Infrequently Used Words To Know
Paul V. Hartman (The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis) A alacrity a-LACK-ra-tee cheerful willingness and promptness anathema a-NATH-a-ma a thing or person cursed, banned...
25 Things You Should Know About Word Choice
Here's why this matters: because both writing and storytelling comprise, at the most basic level, a series of word choices. Words are the building blocks of what we do. They are the atoms of our elements. They are the eggs in our omelets. They are th...
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Synonyms | Synonym-Finder.com
Find synonyms for any word.
Writer Creates "Color Thesaurus" To Help You Correctly Name...
Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children's book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer says that she loves to collect words that can help give her stories variety and depth.
Ink - Quotes about writing by writers presented by The Fontayne...
"I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark."
Stephen King's Top 20 Rules for Writers « Open Culture
BlaBlaMeter - wie viel Bullshit steckt in Ihrem Text?
BlaBla Meter - wie viel Bullshit steckt in Ihren Text?
This Sentence Has Five Words
This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It's like a stuck record. The ear demand...
50 Problem Words and Phrases
Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to conceive written communication. So many pairs or trios of words and phrases stymie us with their resemblance to each other. Here's a quick guide to alleviate (or is it ameliorate?) your suffer...
100 Most beautiful words in the English language*
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Plot Scenario Generator
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Handy writing tips I found on the web
It never ceases to astound and amaze me what I can find the Internet, so I figured I'd share what I picked up along the way: How to Start Writing When You Don't Feel Like It- This blogg...
Behind the Name: Random Name Generator
The meaning and history of first names.
100 Beautiful and Ugly Words
One of the many fascinating features of our language is how often words with pleasant associations are also quite pleasing on the tongue and even to the eye, and how many words, by contrast, acoustically and visually corroborate their disagreeable na...
The Periodic Table of Storytelling
The basic building blocks of storytelling
200 Words Instead of 'Said' - WritersBeat.com
100 Exquisite Adjectives
Adjectives -- descriptive words that modify nouns -- often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it's quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find jus...
Cure writer's block with writing prompts
Overcome writer's block with writing prompts writing tips & writing games to inspire your creativity
What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?
Poem Starters and Creative Writing Ideas
Write a poem that contains all three of the elements in any of the lists below:
12 Useful Websites to Improve Your Writing
by Johnny Webber 1. Words-to-Use.com — A different kind of thesaurus. 2. OneLook.com — One quick dictionary search tool. 3. Vocabulary.com — The quickest, most intelligent way to improve your vocab...
Kurt Vonnegut explains drama
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The 22 Rules to Perfect Storytelling, According to Pixar...
#1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.
How to use a semicolon - The Oatmeal
The most feared punctuation on earth.
Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Rules For Writing Fiction
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