The Historical Phrase Book: Western-Viking Edition by Leanne BurroughsThe Historical Phrase Book: Western-Viking Edition by Leanne Burroughs

The Historical Phrase Book: Western-Viking Edition

byLeanne Burroughs

Paperback | February 2, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info

$15.26 online 
$16.95 list price save 9%
Earn 76 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


For those of you who embark on writing as a profession, you know the industry changes daily. As you’re busy working on your computer, sometimes you need a bit of assistance to make your work shine. The Historical Phrase Book ~ Western-Viking Edition is the perfect resource to give your writing the edge it needs to stand out from others.

This extensive guide has thousands of commonly used  historical descriptives—aka tags—that can make the pages of your work as vivid, colorful and dramatic as you can create. You are limited only by the boundaries of your own imagination. So, let it soar!

Inside this exhaustive treasury you'll find valuable categories intended for the hard working writer, neatly organized, with sub-sections ready to give your artistry a boost.

The book contains such categories as  Western, Viking, War, Guns, Stagecoaches, and Swordfighting. Of course, no phrase book would be complete without physical descriptors for your characters, i.e. Actions and Physical Attributes. There are categories such as Dwellings, Clothing, Foodstuffs, Drinking, Games, Herbs/Illnesses, Horses, Swearing, Weather, and Weddings to name just a few. And for the romance writer, there is a complete section on romance, including Lovemaking.

Categories include extensive in-depth detail. You'll also find numerous research facts to jumpstart your creativity. So flip through the pages and let your immagination soar; there is no limit to what you can create.

Title:The Historical Phrase Book: Western-Viking EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 inPublished:February 2, 2017Publisher:Highland PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942606222

ISBN - 13:9781942606222

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Table of Contents1. Western A. Ranch 09 B. Dwellings 10 C. Furnishings 12 D. Town 14 E. Things to Do/Chores 19 F. Cattle Drives 22 G. Foods 24 H. Cowboy Traits 28I. Physical Appearance ~ Cowboys & Their Women/Wives 29 J. Actions 30 K. Clothing 41 L. Courtin' 47 M. Indians 50 N. Animals 52 O. Games 55 P. Trains 60 Q. Stagecoaches 62 R. Horses 62 S. Guns 73 T. Prostitution 79 U. Medicaments/Illness 80 V. Injuries 82 W. Swearing. 84 X. Alcohol/Drinking 85 Y. Smoking/Chewing 87 Z. Money 88 AA. Gold/Gold Rushes 89BB. Sheriff/Criminals 90CC. Songs 94DD. Farmers/Farmstead/Sheepherders 95EE. Weapons 95FF. Extras 962. Vikings A. Dwellings/Furnishings. 136 B. Farms/Farmstead 138 C. Physical Attributes 139 D. Battle/Swords. 141 E. Injuries 147F. A-Viking/Raiding 148 G. Trading 149H. Slaves/Thralls 150I. Clothing .151 J. Herbs 152K. Gods/Goddesses/Places 153 L. Ships and the Seas 157 M. Drinking 162 N. Norse Words 162 O. Foodstuffs 165 P. Calendar 168Q. Timeframes 168R. Swearing. 169S. Althing/The Thing 170T. Extras 170 BONUS Extras ~ Tags That Can Be Used for Any Eras3. Weather ~ Nature ~ Scenery A. Weather 184 B. Scenery 193 C. Nature 2054. Christian 2085. Pregnancy ~ Birth ~ New Mom ~ Children A. Pregnant/Birth/Baby/Mom 216 B. Baby 218 C. Child 2196. Herbs ~ Medicaments ~ Illness ~ Home Remedies A. Illness .219 B. Medicaments/Poultices 223 C. Herbs 224 D. Home Remedies 2267. Pain 2278. Marriage ~ Wedding . 2309. Swearing ~ General 23110. Fighting ~ Battle 23311. First Responders (Police-Fire) ~ Alphabet Agencies 23512. Military ~ Patriotism .24113. Wars 24314. Dancing. 25115. Footfalls ~ Bootsteps ~ Footsteps 25216. Romance A. Romance 253 B. Love .256 C. Kissing 258 D. Heart 261 E. Emotions 263 F. Lovemaking 265 G. Afterglow 269 H. Extras. 270