Sybrina's Phrase Thesaurus

Improve your writing skills...Increase your command of the English language. 4 Volume Set. Tens of thousands of creative phrases. Hundreds of categories. Excellent writers aid. Fun to read, too.
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45 Ways to Avoid using "Very" #writing #editing #tips

45 Ways to Avoid using "Very" Mwahahaha! FORCED good writing just by using better descriptive words.

Active verbs to use in a fight scene, colour-coded by severity, with red as most intense, and categorised by type of fight.

linestorm: Fighting Words Active verbs to use in a fight scene or an otherwise violent encounter, color-coded by severity (with red as most intense and purple as most mild), and categorized by type of fight. YOU FORGOT ABSCOND i am ashamed.

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy with Verbs. Great way to think about learning objectives.

Bloom’s revised Taxonomy with verbs!

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics - The Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic includes some action words that are useful in writing learning objectives.

Find A Better Word Chart- good for AP English

For all the writers out there it can be difficult finding the perfect emotion for your character, whether your character is sad, angry, or surprised those words can seem to get a bit boring. so i introduce the Writer's Wheel of emotion. Enjoy - J.

Helped me a lot in my writing, could maybe help some of you

Helped me a lot in my writing, could maybe help some of you

Foreshadowing is one of the important devices writers use in plotting their novels. Share this handy infographic on using foreshadowing like an expert.

8 Foreshadowing Laws: How to Foreshadow Plot Right

8 Law of Foreshadowing. Adequate foreshadowing is crucial in a successful novel as a tool both for building suspense and for adequately preparing the reader for future events. The 8 laws of foreshadowing below can help you to foreshadow effectively.

English pronunciation poem…Quite the tongue twister!

English pronunciation poem…

English pronunciation poem… seriously EVERY teacher should be require to read this thing. Out loud. In front of people. Then maybe everyone will understand why the English language is nearly impossible for kids with learning disabilities.

Writing a novel? Get organized with these tips on how to write a Scene list.

How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life

Creating a scene list changed my novel-writing life, and doing the same will change yours too. Includes examples of the scene lists from famous authors.

A Graphic Guide to Cemetary Sybolism... To convey the lives of the people buried beneath them, and the expectations for what comes after death, symbolism has long been part of tombstones. Below is our guide to some of the most prevalent cemetery symbols. Take it along on your next wander through the necropolis!

A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

This cemetery symbolism infographic from Atlas Obscura details the meaning of the most commonly used decorative gravestone markers.

Little-Known Punctuation Marks for National Punctuation Day | Mental Floss

Little-Known Punctuation Marks for National Punctuation Day

I like the snark mark. Although how many people would understand it? You can say stuff like "I don't like the snark mark: ~". ~ And then people start looking for pictures in the punctuation. So I'll never use the snark mark.

Great chart of actions that show characters' feelings. #writing tips  (Sometimes we need an elementary school chart to bring us back to the basics)

writing, narrative writing, Good anchor chart for descriptions for feelings. Great to emphasize for narrative writing and making interesting word choices. Perfect for teaching Show, Not Tell.

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Writing – paragraph help

Great resource for paragraph changes. It bugs me so badly when writers don't change paragraphs when there's a new speaker.

So true. ha ha

advice for writing secondary characters. Treat all your secondary characters like they think the book's about them.