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The Book Mechanic

3 Ways Writers Can Find the Best Words

To polish your prose, go beyond the thesaurus

Whatever kind of writing you do, you’ll need to keep plenty of useful words handy — or know where to find them. The Synonyms function (right-click) in Microsoft Word will help out if you’re in a hurry, and stuck for a substitution. But it is very limited. Although Word’s Thesaurus pane (open it from the Review ribbon) will…

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Cynthia Giles

Writer at large, Ph.D. in interdisciplinary humanities. Persistently curious! Creator: “The Constance Project,” and Dreamfish Press. cynthiagiles.com