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BECKON November 10, 2015 - 6:42pm

Does anyone know where I can locate the spelling of sounds of horror or pain or agony? In one of my short novels I write:   And with that he grabbed the man’s crotch solidly squeezing until he thought he heard a pop. “Rrrraaaaaahhhhhhh!” Auggie screamed so loudly that Tim’s ears rang.

Okay, so this passage is rather crude but what I want to know is how to spell the scream of intense pain. Any ideas? Thanks.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami November 10, 2015 - 7:10pm

S - C - R - E - A - M of pain. But seriously, I don't know. I want to know myself. I don't generally sound effects much myself.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal November 10, 2015 - 8:31pm

How about this: type things into MS word and see if they're red-underlined. Example: augh is apparently a word.

Personally, I like to say he screamed over spelling it out most of the time. Maybe all of the time.

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Max from Texas is reading goosebumps November 11, 2015 - 12:10am

I would recommend you not type out the actual scream unless you're writing a comic book. The excerpt you provided works much better by excluding the goofy sound effect.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated November 11, 2015 - 6:46am

I just want to see.

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bethwenn from Milwaukee is reading The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann November 11, 2015 - 7:44am

I agree with Max. Typing it out is a bit cringeworthy. Describe it.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 21, 2016 - 10:07am

Just Google onomatopoeia.

Beyond that, create the word. This is art. Don't worry about how it is supposed to be, just do it. Someone will try and correct you later if it's wrong or doesn't work.