Five Books on my Writing Reference Shelf

 

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Five Books on my Writing Reference Shelf

These five books are on a special writing reference shelf in my office, and I refer to them often.
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Stephen King’s On Writing - The best advice on writing from the Master himself.
Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing - Straightforward rules from the Late Great Wordsmith. I think of him every time I use an exclamation point.
Book of Names - Handy when picking out character names 
Dictionary & Thesaurus combo 
- I have them on my computer but sometimes I need to look words up in the book version, and the hard copy works even when the internet goes out.
A pocket-sized moleskine in which I keep notes on commonly misspelled and misused words, writing tips, format, final draft checklists, and stuff like that.  If I have to look something up more than twice, it gets a page.

What are your go-to books?


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