Some Reference Material For Writers

It seems I’m always looking for the appropriate word or phrase while editing. Apart from a regular Thesuarus and Dictionary I have found the following resources very helpful. I hope you will as well.

 
Flip DictionaryFlip Dictionary” by Barbara Ann Kepfer
You know what you want to say but can’t think of the word. You can describe what you’re thinking but you don’t know the name for it. Perhaps you have a general word in mind but you need a more specific term. The Writer’s Digest Flip Dictionary solves these common problems! Best-selling author Barbara Ann Kipfer has crated a huge reference that offers cues and clue words to lead writers to the exact phrase or specific term they need. It goes beyond the standard reverse dictionary format to offer dozens of charts and tables, listing groups by subject (such as automobiles, clothing types, plants, tools, etc.) Writers of fiction and nonfiction will use it to find that elusive word they need, and word lovers will find it an entertaining book to simply sit and browse through. Crossword puzzlers will also find it invaluable. In all, this indispensable desk reference is as necessary as a dictionary or thesaurus – but a lot more fun.

~~~ From Amazon Product Page ~~~

 

The Emotion ThesaurusThe Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression” by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character’s emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each.

~~~ From Amazon Product Page ~~~

 

 

Roget's Thesaurus of Words for WritersRoget’s Thesaurus of Words for Writers: Over 2,300 Emotive, Evocative, Descriptive Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Terms Every Writer Should Know” by David Olsen, Michelle Bevilacqua, Justin Cord Hayes and Robert Bly

Whether you’re crafting the next great American novel or pounding away at a last-minute blog entry, there will come a time in the process when you struggle to find just the perfect word or phrase. Under the time-tested banner of Roget’s Thesaurus, this collection will quickly become the most essential tool on your desk when you’re working on your next piece. Far from an ordinary word list, each entry in this book is organized by meaning and offers a list of compelling word choices that relate to the ideas you’d like to use. It also provides a pronunciation guide, definition, antonyms, synonyms, and a sample sentence for each listing. Filled with thousands of unique and compelling words, this book will help you find inspiration, expand your vocabulary, and create one-of-a-kind sentences for any writing assignment.

~~~ From Amazon Product Page ~~~

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About John Van Vliet

Author of the soon to be released "The H'Rhophyan Chronicles", a Fantasy Adventure Serial.
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