LOOK OUT PUBLISHING WORLD! WE'RE MASSING TOGETHER AND ARE ON OUR WAY!
 
WC HomeHomeWC BlogPortalCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
angela_785
Fleshing out those Characters
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 54
Location : Canada
Humor : Zombie
Registration date : 2009-02-08

PostSubject: The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection   Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:33 pm

The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection

I thought hard on where to post this, and this seemed the right place--Non Fiction, and this is all about being between Writing and Publishing!

Some of you know me, either through The Bookshelf Muse, or The Critique Circle. Those who don't, I moderate over at The Critique Circle, and I co-own a blog for writers called The Bookshelf Muse. Our blog features, among other things, a collection of thesarusi just for writers. Currently we have:

An Emotion Thesuarus, listing all the possible actions for characters to express to show an particular emotion

A Setting Thesaurus, listing all the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches of popular settings used in novels and stories

and a Color, Texture and Shape Thesaurus, which explores a database of comparisions for finding the perfect simile or metaphor

We have been approached by many writers in the last year to create an extended Thesaurus Collection of these and other thesauri in print, and we would like to provide this for writers if it would indeed be a useful writing aid. But because of the work involved of creating something that would be akin to writing a thesaurus, we need to know that there are enough folks out there who would want to see this.

If this isn't something you'd find useful, then no worries. cyclops But if it is, we'd love to hear from you. Please come and visit us and let us know. You can find us at: http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/

Too, we have a Facebook group! What a Face If you'd like to join, here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52405758123
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/
emilycross
The Boss of the Board
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 1170
Age : 30
Registration date : 2009-02-05

PostSubject: Re: The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection   Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:01 am

What an amazing idea!!! I would definitly be interested - when you say extended, would this also include the information already on the site?

_________________
Trust me, Love is really a purple italien leather journal in disguise

100/25 = 5 per year
25/5 = 1 per year
5/1 = 1 per 5 years

My blog / My Website / MySpace / Book Bundle Blog /
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thewriterschronicle.forumotion.net
angela_785
Fleshing out those Characters
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 54
Location : Canada
Humor : Zombie
Registration date : 2009-02-08

PostSubject: Re: The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection   Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:57 am

Yes. For example, I think there are something like 30-40 emotions on the site, which would be included, but all in all I have about 100 emotions I could do entries for. We also have thesaurus ideas for symbolism, Atmosphere/Mood, Weather...lots of different descriptive territory to cover.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/
RosyT
Fleshing out those Characters


Female
Number of posts : 71
Location : Cambrdge, UK
Job/hobbies : University lecturer; novelist
Registration date : 2009-03-05

PostSubject: Re: The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection   Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:43 pm

This is such a fabulous resource, Angela! Thanks for directing us to it!

Rosy
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.rosythornton.com
imaginary
Typing the first word
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 143
Age : 25
Location : lost in my imaginary world...
Job/hobbies : Writing, playing guitar, reading, drawing, listening to music
Registration date : 2009-02-06

PostSubject: Re: The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection   Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:51 pm

Wow! that's amazing! I think that is extremely useful, and if it was in print, I would totally buy it! Thanks, I will use that in the future! Great idea!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
angela_785
Fleshing out those Characters
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 54
Location : Canada
Humor : Zombie
Registration date : 2009-02-08

PostSubject: Re: The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection   Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:51 am

Great--I'm glad it helps. Becca and I started this project a long time ago on Critique Circle and we decided we should share it, thus the blog. Description can be a tough thing to get right.

Everyone please feel free to pass on the link to our blog and group to any who might be helped by them. Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/
Lapillus
Informatio consuasor
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 125
Age : 31
Location : California
Registration date : 2009-02-19

PostSubject: Re: The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection   Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:14 am

You already know I'm a fan, Angela! Razz
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://caseylmccormick.blogspot.com/
angela_785
Fleshing out those Characters
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 54
Location : Canada
Humor : Zombie
Registration date : 2009-02-08

PostSubject: Re: The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection   Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:04 am

Just wanted to update this a bit...we also now have some NEW Thesaurus Collections to help with Description:

Weather Thesaurus: Weather and Phenomena, and how each type can foreshadow, symbolize & contribute to mood in a scene. We also cover the cliches associated and how to avoid melodrama. http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/2011/03/introducingthe-weather-thesaurus.html

Symbolism Thesaurus: We look at all major thematic symbolism and list out possible symbols in both nature and urban society. So you'd find things like Quest for Knowledge, The Passage of Time, Bad Luck Symbols, Death, Coming of Age...and a ton more. Symbolism is a powerful way to communicate with the reader! http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-symbolism-thesaurus.html

Character Traits Thesaurus: Here we take Personality Traits and break them down, showing you the good, bad and ugly sides of each trait. We also look at the trait cliches, and how to twist characters to make them unique. http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/2011/05/introducingthe-character-traits.html

All entries are listed in the sidebar. Smile Hope this helps anyone struggling with description!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection   

Back to top Go down
 
The Bookshelf Muse's Descriptive Thesaurus Collection
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» June Palmer from sid's collection
» Boiler collection
» Mai-Otome Manga Collection
» Starting a Tube Collection
» Worlds largest collection of vintage NIB '70's, '80's audio equipment ?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Writer's Chronicle :: NonFiction Section :: From Writing to Publishing-
Jump to: