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I have been slowly expanding my reference library both with examples of great writing and with good references for the various parts of the craft of writing. This holiday I was given a copy of 'Several short sentences about writing' by Verylyn Kinkenborg and I thought now was as good a time as any to see what else might be out there. Below is my short
list of go to writing references. If you have others to recommend or add to the list please comment.
The Elements of Style - Strunk and White
Roget's New Thesaurus
A Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms - Devlin
Creative Nonfiction - Gerard
On Writing, A memoir of the craft - King
Several short sentences about writing - Klinkenborg
Beautiful Evidence - Tufte (all of Tufte's books are great references for anyone including graphics with their work)
Draw with your eyes closed: The art of the art assignment (great exercises for both writers and artists)
Protecting your #1 Asset - Lechter
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You could add some online references, like William Shunn's Proper Manuscript Format.
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i could have sworn i added the useful online resources i keep handy in my favorites menu, but my post has disappeared!
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mammamaia wrote:i could have sworn i added the useful online resources i keep handy in my favorites menu, but my post has disappeared!
So did mine. This has happened three or four times in the past week.
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I know that Roget's is considered the standard, but have you tried Chambers Thesaurus? It's British, but I think it's better organized.
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