8 of the Best Thesauruses for Writers

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I’ve done a lot of writing. Of almost every possible kind.

I’ve created everything from microcopy and Facebook ads to long-form blog posts and romance novels. So yeah, I’ve pretty much done all of the writing.

As much as I love tapping into my creativity and pouring my soul onto the page (or screen), I truly believe that everything can be improved upon.

That’s why I’ve gathered up some of the best word-finding resources I’ve found over my decade of professional writing. Hey, sometimes we all need help finding the perfect word or phrase to get our point across, am I right?

Thesaurus for Fiction Writers

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The Emotion Thesaurus

Need to add more depth and authenticity to your fictional characters?

This book is a must-have! And check out the other options from Writers Helping Writers.

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The Dialogue Thesaurus

Writing realistic dialogue is tough. How do you make characters sound like real people having a conversation?

This is an indispensable guide to writing dialogue that sings!

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Thesaurus of the Senses

Add spark to your fiction with this list of everything your characters see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.

You’ll bring bright texture to all of your writing with this book!

Thesaurus for Non-Fiction Writers

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MasterWriter Software

This is a great resource for both fiction and non-fiction writers.

I’ve made very good use of its Word Families feature to take my writing (whether novels or blog posts) above and beyond the typical. It also offers a Rhyming feature for poets and songwriters!

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Power Thesaurus

This was one of the first top-notch thesauruses for writers that I found.

You’ll get a solid listing of more in-depth options for your writing with a quick search on this website. And it’s 100% free to use!

Thesaurus for Copywriters and Content Marketers

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SmartBlogger Power Words

Want your blog posts or ads to have more impact? Want to turn browsers into buyers?

Get 800+ power words (free)!

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Words That Sell

This book has saved my booty many times during my copywriting career.

It’s a must-have for anyone in the digital marketing realm.

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Phrases That Sell

Looking for more detailed help for your copywriting efforts?

This book lays out some of the best sales phrasings I’ve seen!

I hope this list of the best writer thesaurus options I’ve found over the years has helped you.

Did I miss any thesauruses for writers? Do you have a favorite that isn’t listed?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments! Happy writing, my friends ✍️

Published by Amanda French

Amanda French is a creative and concise certified copywriter and content marketer with strategic experience in creating engaging and compelling online content. Offering a deep knowledge of SEO and e-commerce writing best practices, along with key project and time management skills, in order to elevate the online presence and brand performance for businesses of all sizes.

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