Most writers use similar resources. I try to keep a dictionary nearby. I can’t count on spell check to get it right. I also have a few grammar books at hand. I agree with the idea that the English language is difficult and add, at times, it makes no sense. I also have a thesaurus. When my kids were smaller they liked to pretend they were lifting weights with it. I understand that, it’s a hefty tome. With all of that help, you would think my drafts were perfect. Writer laughs.
Beyond those three basics I have a few books on writing a novel, platform building, publishing, and genre specific books. With that, you may wonder, if my writing book shelf is complete. Writer laughs again. My husband may think I don’t need any more writing books, but he’s wrong. This week I’ve acquired a book I’ve been searching for, I’m so excited. Book of Poisons by Serita Stevens and Anne Bannon.
I just ordered it on my Kindle and can’t wait to cruise through it. Most of my writing would fall under the cozy mystery genre. I’ve been toying with a story line where a character is killed with poison. But I didn’t know enough about poison to chose the appropriate one. So now I can.
My next book? I think something along the lines of surviving off the grid or after a total system meltdown.
What’s your favorite/oddest resource?