Thursday, February 11, 2010

THE 7 DEADLY SINS OF NOVEL WRITING + A MUST HAVE THESAURUS

Click on over to Angela Ackerman's uber-popular blog THE BOOKSHELF MUSE and check out her 7 part series on the 7 Deadly Sins of Novel Writing.


1. Low Stakes

2. Counterfeit Characters

3. Missing the Mark on Voice & POV

4. Plot Snafus

5. Flat Wordsmithing

6. Dialog Disaster

7. TMI -Too Much Information

Final Thoughts---and one more sin thrown in for good measure:)

So now that you are revising your novel, minding the 7 sins, you'll need a killer thesaurus so as not to commit sin #5. Where do you go? Back to The BookShelf Muse for:

An Emotional Thesaurus

A Settings Description Thesaurus

A Color, Textures and Shapes Thesaurus

To look up specific Emotions, Setting Descriptions and Color, Textures and Shapes, go to THE BOOKSHELF MUSE and scroll down a bit. On your right is word after word after beautiful word:)

Happy Writing & Revising!

9 comments:

  1. So many great resources in one nifty post. You rock! See you at Writer's Day. :)

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  2. Great links, and a new blog to follow! Thanks so much.

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  3. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.
    Lucy
    http://dataentryjob-s.com

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  4. Great stuff here! I had no idea there were so many kinds of thesauruses!

    I actually posted on my favorite resource books right before I left on a trip last week. :)

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  5. Thanks for the link to the thesauri, Jill!

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  6. Thanks, Jill, for plugging Angela's awesome 7 Deadly Sins series and The Bookshelf Muse! As you probably know, Angela is my hero. I am happy to bask in the peripheral glow of her fame ;).

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

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