Boy, where to start?
First off, Becca and I are excited to announce the launch of a NEW DESCRIPTIVE THESAURUS this week. WOOT!
We hope this new thesaurus will be a great addition to our Emotion and Setting Thesauri and continue to help all writers build strong description. I would love to tell you all about it, but I'd ruin the surprise and THEN what kind of blogger would I be? You'll just have to stay tuned...
Now, some bittersweet news...we will be retiring the Emotion Thesaurus in order to make room for this new member of the Thesaurus Collection. Now don't panic--all the emotions will continue to be available in our sidebar for you to use. We simply won't be adding more entries at this point.
Which leads me to the third piece of news...
As the Bookshelf Muse grows, so do the amount of emails requesting us to consider putting expanded versions of our thesauri into book form. I'm excited to say we're considering this option, as we have many ideas for descriptive thesauri which we believe will help writers, students and educators.
The issue is, we need to know definitively that the interest is out there for such a book. It would be a large undertaking for us to write and of course we'd need to prove to publishers that this type resource is both wanted and needed.
For this, we need your help!
If this is something you'd be interested in seeing, then please, spread the word about The Bookshelf Muse. The stronger our followship, the better chances we have of proving a solid platform to launch such a book. Let other writers know we exist through forums you frequent, conferences you attend and blogs you visit. But please, only do this is you truly feel our descriptive thesauri will be of use to others. I don't want anyone to feel like we're pushing for visibility for any nefarious reasons. We love being able to help, and the more people we reach, the better.
Because so many people use Facebook, Becca and I have created a page specifically for the support of this venture. If you're on FB and are interested in joining our group, please do! You can find us here. We'll also post Bookshelf Muse announcements there, and *whispers* you'll see a sneak peak of upcoming Thesauri on our radar for a possible book project...including the one that will appear here this week!
Thanks everybody for your continued support. We're always interested in hearing how we can make The Bookshelf Muse a stronger resource for you, so feel free to drop us a line anytime, either here or at Facebook!