Activate: a thesaurus of actions & tactics for dynamic genre fiction (live wire writer guides)
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.)
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.
Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. He has lived all over and along the way, he’s earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director... but writing has ever been his bread and butter. He has been happily partnered for...more