Okay, so before I get into it, right now bookmark The Phrontistery. You’ll thank me later.
If you’re like me you hear words but you don’t always remember them. You might remember the idea of them, or know that they exist, but can never remember the exact word you want when you need it. For me this can be frustrating, it slows me down when I try to write and I know there’s something out there that will be perfect but it evades me. A dictionary isn’t helpful, and typing random and vague searches into Google doesn’t usually yield great results.
Last night, I stumbled across the Phrontistery. The Phrontistery collects words and organizes them into handy buckets for quick and easy browsing. Sometimes it’s nice to have a long lists of fabrics, or the actual name of bullfighting (tauromachy,) other time I want base some made up scientific instrument off a rare and real world version.
It’s an awesome tool and next time you’re trying to remember what that unusual animal was you wanted to feature in your next story, you’ll be glad you bookmarked the Phrontistery.