Below are samples of our current thesaurus collections, containing hundreds of descriptive entries to help you add texture and authenticity to your writing.
For the fully developed version of each collection, please visit their permanent home, One Stop For Writers.
Create the perfect mood and atmosphere for your scene using emotion-targeted sensory description.
Hone in on your character’s specific physical features to describes them in a compelling and memorable way, all the while providing clues to the reader about who they really are.
Browse this collection of cardinal personality profiles which have been expanded to become The Positive Thesaurus & The Negative Thesaurus books.
Add layers to your description by choosing the perfect comparison, simile, or metaphor for different shapes, colors, and textures in the natural and urban worlds.
Make your scene descriptions come alive by including smells, sights, tastes, sounds, and textures to your setting. Over 100 different fictional settings are profiled here.
Deepen the meaning of your story through the use of iconic symbolism for different literary themes (the passage of time, coming of age, etc.).
Avoid frowns, shrugs, smiles, and eye rolls as you craft unique body language, thoughts, visceral sensations, and action for any emotion your character chooses to express. This sample of blog entries has been expanded into the comprehensive Emotion Thesaurus reference book.
Add authenticity to your characters by giving them skills or talents that make them unique and interesting.
Emotional wounds from the past have the power to greatly impact our characters’ personalities and choices in the future. Get to know your characters intimately by choosing the right emotional wound; understanding its effects will enable you to write realistic, fully-formed characters that resonate with readers and make sense for your story.