I heard visual dictionaries could be a great resource for a writer. Don’t know what an ocean’s floor looks like? Want to see how many muscles are in the human hand? Check out your handy visual dictionary.
Because sometimes, you just have to see it to describe it.
So I was very excited when my husband bought me this visual dictionary a few years back. But I have to say, I don’t use it much. It has really in-depth pictures of dinosaurs, human anatomy and even indoor plumbing.
But I’m looking for more basic things, like what a person’s face looks like when they’re screaming or even what that door is called on a barn where the hay comes out. What is that called? And why isn’t it in my visual dictionary?
What I like to do is a Google image search like “woman screaming” and then go from there.
What do you use? Are there any visual dictionaries that you recommend?