Blog Resource – Emotion, Symbolism, Color, Setting

This week, I’m posting a few blog resources for writers. I’ve been looking at different ways to describe emotions and setting. I ran across a great new resource I’m sharing today. The Bookshelf Muse at this link has hundred of thesaurus lists for writers. It has become an Internet Resource I use almost every day especially during the editing stage of my writing. You really do need to check this one out.

Here’s a list of a few of the resources available on this site:

Emotion Thesaurus

  • What is an Emotion Thesaurus?
  • Expressing Cardinal Emotions: Male vs. Female
  • Amusement
  • Anger
  • Annoyance
  • Anticipation
  • Confidence/Pride
  • Confusion
  • Contentment
  • Curiosity
  • Desperation
  • Disappointment
  • Disgust
  • Embarrassment
  • Enthusiasm
  • Excited/Elated
  • Fear
  • Frustration
  • Guilt
  • Happiness/Joy
  • Hatred
  • Haughty/Smug/Superior
  • Hopeful
  • Humble/Meek/Shy
  • Impatience
  • Indifference
  • Indignation
  • Jealousy
  • Love & Attraction
  • overwhelmed
  • Powerless/Defeated
  • Relief
  • Reluctance
  • Resentful/Sullen
  • Resigned
  • Sadness/Grief
  • Satisfaction
  • Shame
  • Shock/Surprise
  • Somber
  • Stubbornness
  • Sympathy/Empathy
  • Uncertainty/Unconvinced
  • Unease
  • Wariness
  • Worry
  • Wounded/Hurt
  • Addendum: Defensive
  • Addendum: Desire
  • Addendum: Doubt
  • Addendum: Energetic
  • Addendum: Exhaustion
  • Addendum: Fatigue
  • Addendum: Hunger
  • Addendum: Loneliness
  • Addendum: Pain (physical/emotional)
  • Addendum: Sarcasm/Verbal Disrespect

Setting Description Thesaurus

  • What is a Setting Description Thesaurus?
  • Abandoned Mine
  • Alley
  • Amusement Park
  • Attic
  • Bakery
  • Basement
  • Bathroom (home)
  • Barn
  • Barn 2 Dairy focus
  • Beach
  • Bedrooms
  • Cafeteria
  • Casino
  • Cave
  • Church
  • City Park
  • Classroom
  • Closet
  • Coffee shop
  • Deserts
  • Diner
  • Elevator
  • Farms
  • Forest
  • Frozen Tundra
  • Garage
  • Garage Sale
  • Garden
  • Graveyard
  • Grocery Store
  • Haunted House
  • High School Hallway
  • Hospital
  • Hotel Room
  • Kitchen
  • Laboratory
  • Libraries
  • Locker Room
  • Meadow
  • Mountains
  • Movie Theatre
  • Night Club
  • Ocean/Sea Bed
  • Old Pick-up Truck
  • Pirate Ship
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Pool Hall
  • Prison Cell
  • Pub
  • Public Pool (Outdoor)
  • Rainforest/Jungle
  • Ranch
  • Restaurants
  • Rivers
  • School Bus
  • School Office
  • Shopping Mall
  • Sleep-away Camp
  • Spaceport
  • Space Ship
  • Stands at a Sporting Event
  • Subway Station
  • Swamp
  • Toolshed
  • Treehouse
  • Urban Street
  • Video Arcade
  • Waiting Room
  • Waterfall
  • Water Slide Park
  • Zoo

Color, Textures and Shapes Thesaurus

  • What is a Color, Texture and Shape Thesaurus?
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Spotted
  • Striped
  • Transparent
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Bumpy
  • Crackled
  • Crumbly
  • Crusty
  • Foamy/Spongy
  • Fuzzy
  • Gritty
  • Pitted
  • Powdery
  • Prickly
  • Slimy
  • Smooth
  • Sticky
  • Arch
  • Barbed/Spined
  • Circular/Sphere
  • Crescent
  • Heart
  • Oval & Oval-like
  • Rectangle
  • Saw-edged/Serrated
  • Spiral
  • Star
  • Square
  • Triangular
  • Tube
  • Wavy

Symbolism Thesaurus

  • What is a Symbolism Thesaurus?
  • Alienation
  • Death
  • Teamwork
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