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.
Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles
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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...
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...
An Open Letter From Girls Like Me To Guys Like You
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.
Kurt Vonnegut -- troubling.info
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 —...
Exercises for Fiction Writers - Page 2
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
33 Ways To Stay Creative
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...
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method. The snowflake method of writing a novel is a scientific approach to writing a book and was invented by Randy Ingermanson, an award-winning author of fiction. This method shows how to write a novel that...
Synonyms for 95 Commonly Used Words - A Mini-Thesaurus for...
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What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?
Synonyms | Synonym-Finder.com
Find synonyms for any word.
How to use a semicolon - The Oatmeal
The most feared punctuation on earth.
15 unusual words that make writers swoon
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?
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...
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...
one word. so little time.
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."
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.
33 Ways To Stay Creative
33 Ways To Stay Creative, unfortunately I couldn't really find the author of this list. Anyone? found at Frederik Frede
BlaBlaMeter - Bullshit detection tool
BlaBla Meter - Bullshit detection tool
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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...
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...
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...
Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction...
Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and write. His best stories are masterpieces of the modern era, and his prose style is one of the most infl...
BlaBlaMeter - wie viel Bullshit steckt in Ihrem Text?
BlaBla Meter - wie viel Bullshit steckt in Ihren Text?
Write & Get Paid - Listverse
Get Paid $100 Listverse was built on the efforts of readers just like you. Readers who don't have any experience as writers but decided to put a lis
13 Vital Reminders For Writers
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...
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...
Synonyms for words commonly used in student's writing
20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes
A list of some of the most common grammatical errors that routinely make it into print.
The Periodic Table of Storytelling
The basic building blocks of storytelling
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).
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...
n. the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that's usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet—a school hallway in the evening, an unlit office on a weekend, vacant fairgrounds—an...
Plague Words and Phrases
30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors
Writing is easy: All you have to do is start writing, finish writing, and make sure it's good. But here's some vastly more useful wisdom and advice from people who seriously know what the h...