Activate: a thesaurus of actions & tactics for dynamic genre fiction (Paperback)
Fiction is action. Activate is an author's thesaurus of dramatic possibilities that will galvanize your characterization and dramatization. Verbalizing any narrative requires specific juicy language with the vibrancy readers crave. This handy writing reference focuses on language's powerhouse: verbs, featuring 5,300 potent options sorted into three useful contexts.
ALPHABETICAL: an A-Z catalog of actions and tactics, including antonyms for each to supercharge character chemistry.
CATEGORICAL: verbal options especially suited for the twelve most popular book types and their tropes.
- DIRECTIONAL: sections sorting verbs by vibe to help you shape the emotional flow of a story for maximum mojo.
...and for anyone new to verbalizing a story, a quick intro and overview to kickstart your process.
No other genre resource of this kind exists. Unlike other thesauri, Activate gets down to the brass-tacks of telling a tale: actions that matter and tactics that fascinate.
Plug into the source Whether you're only planning a project or deep in revisions, this Live Wire Writer Guide comes loaded with vibrant, interactive language to amp your voice, blast your blocks, and energize your genre fiction at every stage.