Reflection's Edge
December 10, 2007 11:34 AM   Subscribe

Reflection's Edge, a monthly fiction zine (back issues), has many resources for writers, including slang/dialect (don't miss the links to Texas Talk, the Internet Guide to Jazz Age Slang, or the 1736 Canting Dictionary), writing advice and interviews, and advice on how to sell your story.
posted by Pants! (10 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks, I'm going to read the jazz age slang stuff extensively, I've always been fond of that sort of resources. I dig it, man !
posted by nicolin at 11:39 AM on December 10, 2007

Thanks, Pants! This leaves me all cock-a-whoop! Lots of good stuff in here.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:55 AM on December 10, 2007

Thanks from me too—that slang section is the bee's knees.
posted by languagehat at 12:07 PM on December 10, 2007

heh. Several of those Texas Talk words are in my regular working vocabulary (gullywasher, cattywumpus, wore out), and it's worth reading just for the similes. Fun links, thanks.
posted by Miko at 12:08 PM on December 10, 2007

My sweetie's got 3 stories published there, and an essay on doing research for fiction.
posted by kalessin at 12:22 PM on December 10, 2007

Thanks, Pants!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:34 PM on December 10, 2007

Yeah, the Texas Talk is really more appropriately called "Southeastern Slang", with the exception of a few items. Most of these can be heard from Texas to Virginia.
posted by tadellin at 1:03 PM on December 10, 2007

But, but Texas exceptionalism! Davy Crockett! The Alamo!
posted by Pants! at 1:06 PM on December 10, 2007

I expected the Texas Talk to be ridiculously over-exaggerated, but most of it turns out to be everything heard in phone calls home. That being said I really thought 'hissy-fit' was universal.
posted by thankyoujohnnyfever at 2:02 PM on December 10, 2007

Love the slang dictionaries! Bookmarked. Thanks!
posted by Quietgal at 10:11 PM on December 10, 2007

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