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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:


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

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