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Got Personality?  

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Lost for Words?

  Links below may help when the cat has got your tongue.

  

archaic:




  

acronyms:

All Acronyms - The Largest and Most Comprehensive Acronyms and Abbreviations Dictionary



  

banished:

Five Words You Can Cut

LSSU's 36th annual List of Banished Words goes viral


  

beautiful:

The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English



  

phrases:


How to Title Your Book

Oppostive Words 

Phrase and word origins Phrase Finder

The Phrase Finder

 Word Hippo 

  

  

just the right words:

Six Ways to Instantly Find the Right Words 2010's New Words

   Synonyms  Transition words
    

meanings:

dictionary.com HotForWords

incredibly fast dictionary merriam-webster.com

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OneLook Dictionary Search  Thesaurus - Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Words

    sensagent - Get definitions, synonyms, derivatives, phrases, semantic net, Wikipedia and Merriam-Webster definitions.
 
Wiktionary
  
wordnik
    

word tools:

Word Count Tool

Word Finder :: Word Generator :: Form words with letters
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Weasel Words?

  What are they?  Why they are to be avoided.  Links below:

Origin of the Weasel Word Weasel words

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Cliches?

  Why did Shakespeare use so many of them?  ( It's a joke.  ;) )

Avoid them.  Links below:

Avoid Clichés Cliché Finder Clichés by Letter

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Grammar?

    Grammar?  Spelling?  Punctuation?  Links below:

Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling Grammar 101
  
Grammar

Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude The Grammar Girl's Channel
  
  Irregular Verbs: Lay and Lie
 
 How to use a semicolon
 
    National Punctuation Day Some Perennial Grammar Questions 
    

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Dialects?

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The Online Slang Dictionary The very Best of British 
(The American's Guide to Speaking British)

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Metaphors?

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Lost in Translation?

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Bing Translator Google Translator 

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Signs of the Times?

  Links below may help getting the times, datelines, timelines, signs of the times, dates, signs in the heavens, hours, whatever,  etc.

Astronomical Applications — Naval Oceanography Portal Calendar Calendars, holidays and date calculators

The calendar: Old Style, New Style, other styles

Canonical Hours Historical-Modern
Calendar Elements in Transition

In the 70s  
In the 80s  
In the 90s  

Movies - listed by date of release
 
 

The People History Blog

Timelines of History

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Going the Distance?

  Links below may help gauging distance, traveling time, etc.

TBD

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Color Me What?

  Some of these links may suggest some subtle shades.

HTML Color Names List of Colors Sortable Color Name Chart

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Body Language

  Actions speak louder than words.

Body language   Body Language Expert
Using Body Language

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Got Personality?

  Some help for your characters to stay in character.

10 Tips to Reveal Your Character’s Character Bad Bosses:  What Kind Are You?
The Character Therapist
Characterization - Show, Don't Tell
Jung Typology Test
MBTI Basics The Men's Guide to Female English  Myers Briggs Personality Type

The Playboy - Character Stereotypes

Psychological Type Profiles What Makes a Character?
What Motivates Your Character?

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Research?

  What's hot?  What's not?  What's true?  What's not?  Facts?  Fiction?

Answers.com
ChaCha: Questions & Answers
Google Trends

iwas Kidipede
Listverse - ultimate top 10 lists
 
Q & A

Snopes.com
(Rumor has it...)
ThinkQuest

Wikipedia

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The Big Idea?

  Can't think.  Brain dumb.  Inspiration won't come .....

12 Nature-Inspired Creative Writing Prompts : Writing Forward
Thirteen Writing Prompts.

25 Brainstorming 

Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson 
 

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Poetry?

 

What is Poetry? 

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What's up Doc?

 Some help for writing about characters with medical conditions..


Healthline 
Writing Realistic Injuries

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What's in a Name?

A  rose by any other name would smell as sweet ...

TBD

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What a Picture!

A picture says a 1000 words ... good and bad ....

Against Promotional Author Photographs

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The Sound of Things

Words speak in many ways ....

TBD

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What's for supper?

How do you describe indescribably delicious ... or not?

Describing food - World Food and Wine

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