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Fiction is action. Activate is an author’s thesaurus of dramatic possibilities that will galvanize your characterization and dramatization. Verbalizing any narrative requires specific juicy language with the vibrancy readers crave. This handy writing reference focuses on language’s powerhouse: VERBS, featuring 5,300 potent options sorted into three useful contexts.
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Kindle Edition, 1154 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Evil Mastermind, LLC
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Mageela
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
I didn't finish it.
David Reed
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Invaluable story engineering reference

I'll be referring back to this book constantly for the rest of my career as a novelist. There are few craft books that I can say that about. (It's even better when you've taken enough of Damon's writing courses that you can hear his "dulcet" voice read it to you like a naughty bedtime story.)
Justin L Shaver
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best writing resource!

An excellently organized thesaurus that's relevant for building characters. I love that there is both an alphabetical lookup and genre groupings so I can quickly find what I'm looking for. Plus explanations. This is going to be on hand whenever I'm working on a project.
Geraldine Evans
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Handy Guide

Want to ensure your writing is action-orientated? Then get this book; it lists all the action verbs you'll ever need to raise your writing from 'Duh' to 'Dazzling'.
Rachel Capps
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous tool

A fantastic tool for any writer who wants to ignite their work with movement. Better than a Thesaurus because this is focused on verbs. Well set out.
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Shelves: craft-skills
this is great, but as an eBook, there needs to be a bit of space (that isn't hyperlinked) to be able to turn the pages!
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