Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary

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F+W Media, Nov 1, 2000 - Reference - 720 pages
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New in Paper! Featuring an introduction by megabestselling author Terry Brooks, The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference is an A to Z coverage of the realm of the fantastic, offering writers of science fiction , fantasy, horror and historical fiction vivid and detailed descriptions of the legendary humans, animals, societies and religions that make this genre exciting and imaginative. Using comprehensive lists, charts, illustrations, and timelines, writers can access complete information on: pagan orders, secret societies, witchcraft and magic; profiles of ancient European, South American and Far Eastern civilizations; medieval trades, occupations, laws and punishments; dragons, kelpies, naiads and other creatures of myth and fantasy; legendary races, including elves, dwarfs, giants and more; a detailed "anatomy of a castle," describing the forms and functions of everything from barbicans to trebuchets. This one-of-a-kind guide also offers advice on style and structure, with tips on how to weave these elements into a narrative that is compelling, fresh and wildly fantastic. The perfect reference for fans of the increasingly popular fantasy genre. Includes an introduction by Terry Brooks, author of the #1 national bestseller Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. s an introduction by Terry Brooks, author of the #1 national bestseller Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
8
Section 3
48
Section 4
66
Section 5
77
Section 6
79
Section 7
95
Section 8
168
Section 20
351
Section 21
359
Section 22
373
Section 23
386
Section 24
425
Section 25
440
Section 26
493
Section 27
523

Section 9
209
Section 10
236
Section 11
238
Section 12
257
Section 13
272
Section 14
292
Section 15
309
Section 16
314
Section 17
328
Section 18
341
Section 19
347
Section 28
532
Section 29
608
Section 30
653
Section 31
685
Section 32
690
Section 33
691
Section 34
693
Section 35
694
Section 36
695
Section 37
696
Copyright

About the author (2000)

Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., is a lexicographer who has authored or compiled more than forty books, including the "Dictionary of American Slang" (with Robert L. Chapman), "The Order of Things", "Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary", and the bestselling "14,000 Things to Be Happy About". She received her doctorate in linguistics from England's University of Exeter.

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