When I write, I find I have the problem, trouble, misfortune of reusing the same old words over and over again. Thankfully, my dictionary (I am also a terrible speller) and thesaurus are always, constantly, forever by my side. But, if I were only permitted one writing tool, implement, utensil, my dog-eared paperback of synonyms would be it. I absolutely love, adore, worship this book of similar words. Recently though, I was introduced to an alternative, different, substitute option. A fellow member of my writing group recommended, suggested, proposed Flip Dictionary by Barbara Ann Kipfer.
Available new from amazon.com for $13.72, it is billed as the handy, useful, practical guide for those writers who know what they want to say but not how to say it. A look, peek, glimpse inside shows 704 pages of common and uncommon word replacements (as well as lists of topic oriented terminology.)
Is it as wonderful, brilliant, amazing as all of the five-star reviews state? (A couple do argue, counter, debate it is no more than a "reverse dictionary.") Will it really, truly, honestly suggest a wider range of substitutes for my many typical repetitive words like certainly, relax, and decide? I look forward to, count on, anticipate receiving my copy next Tuesday.
I will let you know if it is a resource worth purchasing, buying, acquiring.