Today I feel compelled to sing the praises of The Bookshelf Muse. If you’re a writer and you’ve never visited the blog of Angela Ackerman and Rebecca Puglisi, you simply must take some time to explore the awesomeness that is their Thesaurus Series. Broken into four main categories: Emotional Thesaurus, Setting Thesaurus, Symbolism Thesaurus and Color/Texture/Shape Thesaurus, these bloggers have so generously shared their wisdom and tons of wonderful inspiration with the writing community.
Have you ever felt stuck trying to describe a character’s eye color? The inside of a library? Something slimy? The manifestation of anger? The Bookshelf Muse offers a fresh take on all these things, as well as lots of advice on similes, metaphors, imagery, and word choice. Their lists and tips get your wheels turning and force you to branch out from those tried and true, fallback choices.