Things that go thud, thunk or thwack on the written page.


Have you ever needed to portray a sound accurately in the written word? A slap, crash, bang, ring? Or perhaps you need exclamations of disgust or pleasure and everything in between – words, or at least a string of letters, to bring the emotions in a scene to life?

I found this website just now.  I am sure there are a lot more out there, but this looks like a good launching point into the world of – as they put it – How to write the sound of things: imitative words (onomatopoeia) and words of imitative origin.

http://www.writtensound.com/alphabetical_gm.htm

Here’s another good reference:

http://research-writing-techniques.suite101.com/article.cfm/write_description_using_the_sense_of_sound

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