Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Rock The Vault: Celebrating The Urban And Rural Setting Thesaurus Duo

The Setting Thesaurus DuoIt 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, so despite the late hour, 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?

 Well, there's some good news on that front. Two new books have released this week that 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 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....

Rock_The_Vault_WHW1Becca 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!  

16 comments:

  1. I was reading about a setting thesaurus the other day...maybe it was one of these?

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  2. Very cool. What great tools for writers!

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  3. So excited for Becca and Angela!

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  4. As an obsessive reader, I am so grateful to writers. And to any support you get.

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  5. That's such a good idea! I could definitely use the urban one....

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  6. I so want these! I have The Emotion Thesaurus and love it. Happy release to Angela and Becca!

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  7. These seem like handy resources, indeed.

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  8. Cool! These are intriguing. Thank you.

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  9. Happy Reading to the writers who downloaded the book. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  10. Angela and Becca's books are FABULOUS! (Ditto their blog.) All the hard work they've done compiling info from their blog into book form is super helpful for any writer.

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  11. Congrats to Becca and Angela on their new releases!

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  12. I do love me descriptions... What I hate are descriptions of love scenes :) Those usually make me wanna puke... or strangle myself in more serious cases

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