Mind Zappers has created a wonderful resource of interesting vocabulary to liven up the creative writing process. This packet includes over 1,000 vocabulary words in addition to simile and metaphor examples. Word Magic is categorized into colorful, easy-to-read sections that are grouped according to movement, 5 senses, color words, "tired" words, positive and negative words, and "meaty" verbs.
When a thesaurus isn't handy, and time is limited, this guide is easy to look through for a quick reference. Word Magic can be hole punched and placed in a notebook. In fact, it could be placed in several notebooks along with one by a student's computer at home.