What’s Your Favorite Thesaurus? Share It To Unlock The WHW Prize Vault


It is a writer‘s job to draw readers into the fictional story so completely that they forget the real world. Our goal is to render them powerless. Despite the late hour, the mountain of laundry, or workday ahead, they cannot give up the journey unfolding within the paper-crisp pages before them.

Strong, compelling writing comes down to the right words, in the right order. Sounds easy, but as all writers know, it is anything BUT. So how do we create this storytelling magic?

How can we weave description in such a way that the fictional landscape becomes authentic and real—a mirror of the reader’s world in all the ways that count most?

The Setting Thesaurus DuoWell, there’s some good news on that front. Two new books, released this week may change the description game for writers. The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to City Spaces and The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Personal and Natural Spaces.

These books look at the sights, smells, tastes, textures, and sounds a character might experience within 225 different contemporary settings. And this is only the start of what these books offer writers.

In fact, swing by and check out this hidden entry from the Urban Setting Thesaurus: Police Car.

And there’s one more thing you might want to know more about…


Becca and Angela, authors of The Emotion Thesaurus, are celebrating their double release with a fun event going on from June 13-20th called ROCK THE VAULT. At the heart of Writers Helping Writers is a tremendous vault, and these two ladies have been hoarding prizes of epic writerly proportions.

A safe full of prizes, ripe for the taking…if the writing community can work together to unlock it, of course.

Ready to do your part? Stop by Writers Helping Writers to find out more!

Do you have a favorite thesaurus? I can’t wait to add these two new resources to my library. What about you? I’d love to hear what you think and let Angela and Becca know too.

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13 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite Thesaurus? Share It To Unlock The WHW Prize Vault

  1. Thanks so much for letting me take over the blog, Sheila! I really appreciate it. I struggle with a favorite. The ET will always be special, but I think as far as character epiphanies, the Negative Trait one really has some good meat to it. I learned a lot about myself writing it too, and even identified some of my own emotional wounds and was able to overcome them as a result!

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  2. Oddly enough, my favorite thesaurus is the one on my Mac when I highlight the word or Grammarly (doing the same motion). Sometimes I’ll use bing to look up a word if I’m on my PC. Ok, so maybe I’m lazy?

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  4. I have an old Roget’s Pocket Thesaurus that I won in the eighth grade for a story-writing contest. That would be circa 1960. It’s falling apart, but it’s the one I still love and use, just because. Of course, I can access Roget’s and others via the internet these days, which is both faster and has more options. Still. Holding my old book in my hands takes me back to writing that story and winning the prize.

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