Friday, October 04, 2013

Sharing The Blogging Love/STBL: The Bookshelf Muse


Everything in life, one way or another, involves exploration and research. I think it is human nature for us to experiment and read the works of others before venturing out into something unknown. It wouldn’t come to a surprise that even in blogging one needs to do a little bit of research to understand this craft and being fairly new to the blogging scene (even though I have been in the blogosphere for a year now), I’ve encountered numerous blogs and vlogs that tackle the same content that I am imparting on to you, my readers, and I couldn’t help but love some of my competition.

Thus this new feature was born (I do hope I stick to this!). Sharing The Blogging Love or STBL pretty much explains itself. Blogs and Vlogs that I admire will be showcased in this type of post.  So my very first recommended website is actually centered on fiction writing and descriptions.

The Bookshelf Muse is an online writing reference blog that is created by the wonderful duo Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. They are both novelists and their goal in creating the blog is to help aspiring writers through the path of writing compelling fiction.


The blog in itself focuses on giving writers a resource for descriptive writing. They created different thesauruses that correspond to a descriptive factor of a novel. The blog is famous for its Emotion Thesaurus which features different physical and psychological descriptions of various emotional phenomenons (i.e. love, fear excitement). It became so popular that an actual and electronic book has been published under the same name.

Aside from emotions, writers could also do research with other thesauruses provided in their website:
-Physical Attributes
-Character Traits
-Weather & Earthly Phenomena
- Colors, Textures & Shapes
-Setting
-Symbolism

Thought provoking and straightforward, the bloggers really did a great job in presenting different reactions and sceneries. So when you suddenly find yourself stuck on trying to describe your character’s feeling of happiness visit this blog to find your answer. Trust me it totally saved my butt when I wrote my first ever winning NaNoWriMo novel!  

What do you think of STBL? Would you guys want more blog/vlog recommendations? Tell me down below the comments section!

Happy Reading,

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely post--thank you so much! I am thrilled to hear the ET helped so much, and especially during NANo. Are you entering again this year?

    Becca and I will be moving the blog to a website next week, but don't worry, all the links will still work! Our new home will be WritersHelpingWriters.net :)

    Happy writing!

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    1. Thank you very much! It really did help me a lot because I am one of those people that doesn't have a strong descriptive skill.

      I am participating this November and I am really excited for it! That is awesome and I can't wait to see the new website!

      More power to you! :)

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    2. Good luck with NANO. I am skipping this year, but I absolutely love it. That's how I wrote my first full novel. :)

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    3. Thank you very much for the encouragement! I do hope I'll be able to get my novel published! It has always been a dream of mine! :)

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  2. Hi, Kevin. I love the idea for STBL. Thanks for highlighting us here! I'll definitely be coming back to see what nuggets you profile in the future!

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    1. Thank you very much! I do hope you enjoy what I am bringing to the table. And thank you for creating a website that really helps us aspiring novelists and fiction writers improve our knowledge in the craft! I can't wait for your books! :)

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