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.
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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
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Important Infrequently Used Words To Know
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How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
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12 Useful Websites to Improve Your Writing
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Synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English
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There's a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have...
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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...
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33 Ways To Stay Creative
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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.
The Periodic Table of Storytelling
The basic building blocks of storytelling
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This Sentence Has Five Words
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Always opt for simple language over the complex—unless you're dealing with one of these arcane words. Think you could work one into your copy?
Plot Scenario Generator
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200 Words Instead of 'Said' - WritersBeat.com
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Fifty (50!) Tools Which Can Help You in Writing
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BlaBlaMeter - Bullshit detection tool
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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.
Poem Starters and Creative Writing Ideas
Write a poem that contains all three of the elements in any of the lists below:
I Write Like
Any text in English will do: your latest blog post, journal entry, comment, chapter of your unfinished book, etc. For reliable results paste at least a few paragraphs (not tweets).
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.
Exercises for Fiction Writers - Page 2
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...
BlaBlaMeter - wie viel Bullshit steckt in Ihrem Text?
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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."
The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do....
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The 12 Common Character Archetypes
Writers can use these 12 Archetypes to create characters The 12 Common Archetypes by Carl Golden The twelve archetypes are divided into ego types, self types, and soul types. 1) The Four Ego...
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Cure writer's block with writing prompts
Overcome writer's block with writing prompts writing tips & writing games to inspire your creativity
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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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.
Here's a bunch of words that, by themselves, have a handful of meanings. Because of this flexibility, they can be instrumental in titles for your songs/poems/stories/etc.