Tom Benson Creative Writer and Artist
Tom Benson           Creative Writer                                      and Artist

Favourite Writing Resources

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:

English Dictionary and Thesaurus

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)

World Atlas

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.


Wednesday 13th June 2018


Quiet Night Inn:

and other erotic stories

my latest erotica anthology

is now available.

Amsterdam Calling and

Ten Days in Panama

are now available

in paperback.


Apart from this website, monthly updates, projects,

and new titles appear on

the News page of my author website, and on the

Work in Progress

pages of my writing blog.


All of my titles now have

Amazon-universal links, and preview/buy buttons.

You can buy directly or preview the book, and then if you choose to buy you are taken  to

your local Amazon.


Links to my other sites

are below.

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