The Graveyard

The Lair Of Gary James

Resources

Dictionaries

General

Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Merriam-Webster OnLine
Online Dictionary
Oxford Dictionaries

Bubby’s Yiddish/Yinglish Glossary
Firefly-Serenity Chinese Pinyinary
The Gantseh Megillah Yiddish Glossary
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7)
Online Slang Dictionaries and Language Links
Polari (British gay slang)
The Russian Language Program in the Department of Russian Cornell University
Scottish Vernacular Dictionary
Slang City: The online home of American Slang!
Slang Search
Urban Dictionary
Yiddish Dictionary
Yiddish Dictionary – Definitions

1337phabet
Online Technical Dictionary
Technical Dictionaries Online
Textozor A fun (if annoying) tool to create 1337 text.

USADOJO.COM Martial Arts Dictionary

Abbreviations And Acronyms Dictionary
Acronyms (The Free Dictionary)
Acronyms And Abbreviations
Acronyms, Initialisms, Alphabetisms and other Abbreviations

A dictionary of the English language, vol. 1 by Samuel Johnson
A dictionary of the English language, vol. 2 by Samuel Johnson
The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (Project Gutenberg)

SNAFU – Situation Normal All Fouled Up
Bill Hicks

All Great Quotes
Brainy Quote
The Quotations Page
The Quote Garden
Think Exist
Wisdom Quotes

Crime

Twists, Slug and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang
Legal resources in plain English

Be The Spy – Espionage, Eloquence and Victory
Glossary of Spy Terminology
Glossary of Spy Terminology
Index And Dictionary of Espionage Spy Terms

Military

Army Military Abbreviations Acronyms Slang Words
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
Military Terms of the Modern Era
Naval Terminology, Jargon and Slang FAQ Part 1 – A through M
Unofficial Unabridged Dictionary for Marines

Official U.S. Military Alphabet / Military Police Radio Codes
International Alphabet Signal Flag and Morse Code Chart

Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Klingon Language Institute
batlh bIpaw! (Klingon language)

A Key To The Terminology of Science-Fiction Fandom by Donald Franson
Interplanetary Spy Dictionary

Langmaker – For anyone wanting to create their own language, this is the site to see.

An SF Glossary
Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas and Inventions
Science Fiction Citations
Science Fiction – Terminology Massive overview of SF material

Style Guides, Essays & Criticism

AAA Style Guide
The Complete Plain Words by Sir Ernest Gowers
The Elements Of Style by William Strunk, Jr. (1918 edtn.)
Hart’s Rules (The Oxford Guide to Style)
Merriam–Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage

The English Novel by George Saintsbury (Project Gutenberg)
McGuffey’s Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey (Project Gutenberg)
Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

Writing Fora, Tools & Tricks

Absolute Write Water Cooler forum
Fire From The Sky forum forum
Forward Motion For Writers
Giant In The Playground forum
Nathan Bransford forum
National Novel Writing Month forum

TV Tropes
Snopes

Fantasy Name Generator By Samuel Stoddard (Version 1.4)
Name Generator

Behind The Name – Etymology Of Names
Country of Baby Names
Unique Baby Names Meanings
Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names
US Census Bureau

An Effective Writing Formula for Unsure Writers by Lt. Col. Robert H. Emmons, Jr.
Beginnings by Lucienne Diver
Fiction Writer’s Character Chart
The Da Vinci Formula: The Da Vinci Code’s Formula For Success
Developing Discipline by Dan Perez
How To Write A Fairy Tale
How to Write a Novel: The Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson
The Lester Dent Formula
A Practical Guide to THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES by Joseph Campbell
The Seven Basic Plots by John Leary
Short Story Writing by Charles Raymond Barrett (Project Gutenberg)
TV Writing
The Young Adult Fantasy Guide

Collective Nouns
The Linguistic Fun Page
The Collective Noun Homepage

Write Or Die

Writers

Absolute Write Bloggers

In Memoriam 2009 A, B; C-F; G-K; L-O; P-R; S; T-Z.
In Memoriam 2010 A; B; C; D, E; F; G; H; I-K; L; M; N-P; Q, R; S; T-V; W-Z.

Links

Alden Resources For Writers

Writer’s Toolbox by Laura Drake

Comics Links
SF & Fantasy Links

 
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