We all have our favourite way of using resource, or reference material. The age of the Internet is well established, but I'm a firm believer in the 'reference' book.
As a creative writer, I've learned to pick and choose, because that was my preference. It's been a journey of discovery, and I've come up with what I believe is a good basic 'toolkit' for writers of any level.
The list is not exhaustive, and I am always open to suggestions.
My list of 'favourites' looks like this at the moment:
Writers' and Artists' Yearbook (an annual publication)
The Writer's abc Checklist by Lorraine Mace and Maureen Vincent-Northam
Love Writing by Sue Moorcroft
Baby Names by Eleanor Turner (an annual publication)
Body Language by Geoff Ribbens and Greg Whitear
Zodiac Types published by Collins
Road Atlas (UK)
Yellow Pages - (yes, the phonebook)
Write Right by Jan Venolia
Write On by Richard Bell and Pauline Bentley
When the aforementioned books have a live link, I will use a variety of colours for the titles, which is simply to highlight the titles within the list. I apologise to purists with regard to the conventions of live links and colour.
I will go on in due course, to expand on some of my reasons for having these books to hand, rather than being dependent on Google, and Wikipedia, etc. When I do take my explanation a stage further, I will use sub-headings for each book so that they have their own individual pages on my site.
Sunday 5th November 2017
My most recent publication
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