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One Writer's Opinion on Using a Thesaurus

Most professional writers discourage us from using a thesaurus, or at least tell us to maintain a cautious relationship with it. Some will outright suggest we throw it out the window. 430 more words

Creative Writing

Writing, Part 1... Alternative Words

“I was very tired by the time the very long train got to the station. The train had been very noisy so I was unable to get any sleep. 324 more words


OneLook Reverse Dictionary and Thesaurus

  • Note: “Funkify” 19th C American Slang: to run away in fear!

OneLook Reverse Dictionary and Thesaurus
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How does it work?

The reverse dictionary uses the  2,119 more words

Vocabulary-Reading Gap Research

Writing Tips - Is Knowing How to Spell and/or Type a Must to be an Author?

Issue #70
Blog # 10-2018
Section: Writing Tips
Blogger: Joseph Clay

Well it doesn’t hurt and the writing goes a whole lot faster if you can type. 821 more words

Writing Tips

"Never" Poems, Second Grade and National Poetry Month

We celebrated National Poetry Month with all grade levels. Second grade students wrote a “Never” poem which features repetition and alliteration.   We used a template I found on WriteShop.com ( 77 more words

The same.... but different. Finding the perfect word.

How often have you paused, pen in hand, fingers over keyboard, trying to think of an alternative word to avoid a repetition?  How often have you looked over a piece of work and realised that you’ve used the same word several times in one paragraph? 513 more words