one-stop-for-writers-badge-xsmallBelow 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 at One Stop For Writers®.

NEW! Character Motivation Thesaurus: What’s your character’s overall goal? Why does he want it so badly? What might he have to sacrifice in order to achieve it? What roadblocks could stand in his way? Flesh out your character’s inner and outer goals, as well as their inner and outer conflict, so it all makes the most sense for you and for readers.

Weather & Earthly Phenomenon Thesaurus: Create the perfect mood and atmosphere for your scene using emotion-targeted sensory description.

Physical Feature Thesaurus: 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.

Positive & Negative Thesaurus BooksCharacter Trait Thesaurus (Samples): Browse this collection of cardinal personality profiles which have been expanded to become The Positive Thesaurus & The Negative Thesaurus books.

Color, Texture, and Shape Thesaurus: 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.

The Setting Thesaurus DuoSetting Thesaurus: 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, a sampling of the 225 expanded and enhanced settings available in the Urban & Rural Setting Thesaurus books.

Symbolism and Motif Thesaurus: Deepen the meaning of your story through the use of iconic symbolism for different literary themes (the passage of time, coming of age, etc.).

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000046_00058]Emotion Thesaurus (Samples): 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.

The Talents and Skills Thesaurus: Add authenticity to your characters by giving them skills or talents that make them unique and interesting.

Emotional Wounds Thesaurus: 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.





Angela is an international speaker and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also enjoys dreaming up new tools and resources for One Stop For Writers, a library built to help writers elevate their storytelling.


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