The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
By: Kathy SteinemannDo your characters nod or roll their eyes like marionettes? Time to cut the Pinocchio strings. This book will provide the tools. You’ll transform wooden protagonists into believable personalities that readers will learn to love. Or hate. Relax and enjoy your journey—with The Writer’s Lexicon as your GPS.
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Book DescriptionYou're a writer. You just read your manuscript and discovered your characters nodding like marionettes in every chapter. When they're not nodding, they're rolling their eyes.
Time to slash the Pinocchio strings and turn them into real live people. Award-winning author Kathy Steinemann will provide the tools. She cuts through the so-called rules and offers simple solutions.
Too many repetitions of "little"? There's a cure for that. Do you rely on "very" too often? There's a cure for that too. You'll find the remedies in this book's dispensary.
Should you ever use anything other than "said" to attribute dialogue? Are exclamation points taboo? The answers might surprise you.
Learn how to harness body language, cut hackneyed adjectives, and draw on the environment for ambience. No more wooden characters. You'll transform them into believable personalities your readers will learn to love. Or hate.
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