Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Writers Websites Wednesday

You're a writer.  You need to know how people talk and understand the terms they use so you can, in turn, use them in your writing to create a realistic, textured world.

For help with this here's a great site that lists a group of on-line slang dictionaries.  Everything from western, to cockney to urban and hip hop and a whole lot more.  This site offers more than 20 such dictionaries, large and small. I suggest you ignore their sponsor as I'm not too keen on them, but there's a lot of good stuff here and the links are good.

You can find a whole lot more, if you need them, by simply tossing "slang dictionaries" into your search engine.

Don't get carried away using huge amounts of this in your stories, but a bit, while making meaning clear, can create mood or sense of time and place. A great tool.  Use it sparingly and wisely.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's cool! It had never occurred to me to hunt for a slang dictionary. Thanks!


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