3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Helpful in more ways than one,
This review is from: The Romance Writers' Phrase Book (Perigee Book) (Paperback)
A handy little writer's aid and one I regularly pick up. Although I wouldn't use any of the longer phrases exactly as they appear in the book, they certainly help trigger my own creative juices. One idea leads to another that leads to...
Also, when I've need to write to keep things going but couldn't for the life of me think of anything to write about, I've used this as a list of prompts. I'll simply open the book at any page, point to a phrase and write something around it. (Example: His smile was boyishly affectionate - I'd now write a short story about a man who has Down's Syndrome).
Slim but jam packed with great lines, and not only for writers of romance, either.
Use it how you will - just use it!