Friday, January 04, 2008

Essential Books For Writing

Just a couple books that are essential while you are composing your novel or other work:

A dictionary - do NOT rely on Spell Check!

A thesaurus - there's always more than one way to say it and redundancy is annoying

A style book - I use The Chicago Manual of Style

There's a lot of books on the shelf for writers, but you better have those three on hand first!


Mike Douglas said...

Good, in fact essential advice indeed. I keep a tab for dictionary/ open at all times, and I have bookmarks handy for other similar references. I just put The Chicago Manual of Style on my books-to-get list.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The manual is huge and covers so much - well worth the purchase!