How many ways can you say "red"? Auburn, crimson, Scarlett O'Hara, Red Auerbach, Little Red Riding Hood.... There are 672 ways in Writer's Edge, a $40 program from IdeaFisher Systems, that can help scribes come up with clever lines. Writer's Edge is an offshoot of IdeaFisher, a creativity program. The new software includes a database of 700,000 linked words and phrases that acts as a kind of idea thesaurus. Writers can tap into the program directly from Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and Ami Pro.

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