Tag «dictionary»

Finding the right word (Mistake #125)

“The view is indescribable.” “There are no words.” “It’s hard to know what to say about …” All these are common expressions I’ve come across in the work of new writers. The first crops up in various forms in far too many travel articles. Writers: you have to find the words. The view is perfectly …

Reverse dictionary

I don’t know why I’ve not written about reverse dictionaries before. The subject sprung to mind recently during the weekly Twitter #writingchat — which turned out to be about gifts for writers. Trust me, a reverse dictionary would make a great gift for any writer — but one should be on your own bookshelf too. …

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