^ was my first question.
I am 10 chapters into editing the book and I'm finding myself a loss of words to describe certain events and situations.
The book is spiritual in nature and most chapters have vivid descriptions of miracles that an individual has experienced. Miracles are a recurring theme in all the chapters, I still have 92 more chapters to re write.
I'm finding myself repeating these set of words:
Blessed, miraculous, good fortune, fortuitous, lucky , fortunate, chance.
Or: how to go about describing a scene that has a landscape filled with snow?
- covered in a blanket of snow
- vast expanses of land glistening with thick layers of virgin snow
- sheets of snow
- etc etc etc
I am strictly against repetition and I am taking a break to cool off and recover from the block.
Is there any good bank/compilation of adjective phrases that describe
extraordinary events? Currently I'm looking at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18362
Also is there any book on grammar the members would recommend, so that I can rely on that book for sanity checks? MS Word is misleading me, wrongly correcting sentences which I know are right, and that is driving me insane.
I read a lot of books to stay up to date.
What is a good way to maintain expand my written vocabulary and ensure that the quality of translation is maintained through all the 100+ chapters and that it doesn't deteriorate?
I want the reader to have a good reading experience and I don't want them to get tired of reading the book.