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November 12, 2008

A work in progress.

Filed under: books,reference,resources — anthonyjohnson @ 4:09 pm
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I’m currently working on pages for this site. First one up will be resources. Most of the resources will be print books, titles linked to Amazon listings. A few might be online versions, and I’ll make a note of that if so.

Reference books are invaluable tools for any writer, fiction and nonfiction. Whether it’s a research paper, an article, a novel, or what have you, you simply can’t ignore the vast amounts of information just waiting to be used. Everything from how to format a research paper’s bibliography page, to in-text citations, to the correct usage of various words. You name it, it’s in a book somewhere for writers.

I have several of them, and not just the ones for other languages and general research. My library is ever-expanding, and while I have a few books elsewhere in storage, my current crop consists of: The Elephants of Style (Bill Walsh); Writer’s Guide to Character Traits (Linda N. Edelstein, Ph.D.); The Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition); and a massive Webster’s Dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus. My AP stylebook (Associated Press), my Elements of Style (Strunk and White), and my MLA handbook are all in storage.

Feel free to check back often, as I will most likely add new reference books as I come across them.


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