Writers make something from nothing. We take the glimmer of an idea, and play around with it. Add dab of character here, a bit of setting there. Layer by layer, we build a story.
Every writer has a few favourite go-to resources they reach for. Tops on my bookshelf are three well-thumbed books by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi: The Emotion Thesaurus, The Positive Traits Thesaurus and The Negative Traits Thesaurus.
So imagine my delight when I heard about One Stop for Writers, their new online reference library!
The perfect package
One Stop for Writers puts powerful writing resources and tools at your fingertips:
- searchable, clickable versions of 11 different thesauri on character, setting, theme
- worksheets you can use online and print out
- idea generators to spark your creativity
- tutorials on how to use all these amazing resources
These resources are cross-linked. They feed each other. Now it’s even easier to find a dab of this and a bit of that.
Play all day
I’ve been beta-testing One Stop for Writers for the past month. It’s a creative playground! You can brainstorm, play around with ideas. Combine, recombine, tear down, rebuild.
Best of all, you can jot down your ideas online and save them for next time. When you come back with fresh eyes, your notes are waiting.
It’s very easy to use. Not surprising. It was designed by Lee Powell, the genius behind my favourite writing software Scrivener for Windows.
One Stop for Writers launches October 7. That’s today!
There’s a week-long launch party to celebrate at Writers Helping Writers. Pop by to party with Angela, Lee and Becca. You’ll find plenty of prizes and pay-it-forward fun. Tell them Heather sent you.