Alternative thesauruses

So, you know how much I love the thesaurus as a writing tool, yes?  Well then you can imagine my excitement at discovering an abundance of alternative thesauruses at Writers Helping Writers. You’ll find links to scads of helpful resources, such as the Weather & Earthly Phenomena Thesaurus, Setting Thesaurus, Symbolism Thesaurus and more. The Character Trait Thesaurus and Emotion Thesaurus have been published in book form and sample entries are available among the links for preview.

When I clicked on Avalanche in the weather thesaurus, I was met with sensory descriptors of what an avalanche looks, feels, smells, tastes, and sounds like. Plus other information about how avalanches happen, symbolism, the mood they evoke in a story, and even clichés to stay away from.

I feel like I just won the lottery.  Thank you Bookshelf Muse and Writers Helping Writers!

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4 Comments on “Alternative thesauruses”

  1. andreakbeltran
    September 3, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    Thanks for this post and all the links!

  2. September 3, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    Invaluable, thank you! :-) NadineMarie

  3. Glynis Jolly
    September 4, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    Thanks so much. This is going to be so helpful.

  4. September 7, 2014 at 4:58 am #

    Thank you all very much for stopping by! I appreciate your kind words.

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