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That kind reference work is called a thesaurus. It's similar to a dictionary of synonyms, but the words grouped together do not mean exactly the same - they just have related meanings by similitude or context. To get words only from a specific domain, you can find a thematic thesaurus that is specialized for words relevant to it. Using your example, here is ...


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William Zinsser’s “On Writing Well” is the one I would suggest. (I am not an English native.) It provides sections on how to write about people, places, sports, business, the arts, and yourself. One can find many tips and instructions on how to turn an average prose – even in the form of email, personal letter, office notes etc - into a tight, clean and ...


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There are definitely some great resources out there. If you're into creative nonfiction, I would check out: Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writer's Guide from the Neiman Foundation at Harvard University by Mark Kramer. It's essentially a collection of essays from various nonfiction contributors that contains a lot of great advice that can help you ...


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A good visual dictionary has appealing illustrations that clearly communicate the intended meaning. Good illustrations are what sell a visual dictionaly (or attract web site visitors), and quality usually has its price, because most frequently it is caused by a lengthy and expensive education as an illustrator or photographer. There are sites such as ...


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Are you looking for pictures (a.k.a. photographs) or illustrations? Sorry, I am unfamiliar with picture dictionaries, so I don't know what level of art is associated with them. If you are looking for pictures, the answer is easy... carry a camera. I keep a DSLR with a decent zoom lens near me most of the time and carry a cellphone with an 8 megapixel ...



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