Gift for a Writer
I had a sign on my writing desk for months: Flip Dictionary, Buy when rich! An author of a series of mysteries told me about this book at a writer’s conference I attended. It’s a little pricey, but it’s worth it! It’s more of a thesaurus than a dictionary, but not like any thesaurus you’ve used before. I want to say it’s like a thesaurus on steroids, but I would be using a cliché, and writers need a book like this one to avoid the same old words. It’s a research tome, or the written internet.
Besides finding words for huge like behemoth, do you want to know the name of every bone in your body? How about the name of every kind of clergy, fruit tree, herb? Rivers or rocks? Baseball or basketball terms? Here’s one: men’s events in summer Olympics. All of it is in alphabetical order and right at your fingertips.
My copy of this behemoth is 693 pages; it was published by Writer’s Digest Books and copyrighted in 2000. I bought mine used on Amazon, and it was in great condition. There are newer versions with, I’m sure, even more pages!
Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D. is the author of Flip Dictionary (For when you know what you want to say but can’t think of the word). She has penned an impressive forty-five books and has three Ph.D.s plus other degrees.
If you need a gift this season for a writer you love, buy this book for them. They will love you back!