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A Thesaurus Is No Dinosaur - May 08
by Lorna Tremaine   
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Last edited: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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In other words: Old, Aged, Mature, Former, Ancient, Past, Historic, Bygone, Preceding…

To be at a lose for words, is to be in need of a Thesaurus.

As a writer, I often use a Thesaurus to minimize the use of the same word again and again, so that my writing is more interesting and readable. Imagine if the only word ever used to describe a project was the word "project". Boring. Here's a list of optional words that you can use in place of "project" to enhance your writing:

Scheme
Plan
Development
Mission
Venture
Job
Assignment
Task
Undertaking
Endeavor

Obviously, when exchanging the word "project" with any one of the above options you must decide whether or not the word makes sense in relation to your story or subject. I have also found that the more I use a Thesaurus in my writing, the more I can come up with a variety of options on my own.

Another example of how a Thesaurus comes in handy, is understanding the actual definition of a word and how it can apply to your writing. Re-read January's Tip Of The Month and you'll understand what I mean. (You'll have to read it for yourself. I don't want to give it away.)

The bottom line: With all of the new technology we have today, sometimes using the tools of the past are still the best method.

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by John Domino 12/20/2008
YES!

God Bless,

JMD
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