My Reference Bookshelf

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In my adventures to become a published writer I have collected a sizable number of reference books and books on writing to help me along the way. Below is a list of those books and some tools and links I use to help me research and write.

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Reference Books

Etz Haymin Torah and Commentary
Flip Dictionary
Master List of Emotions
Master Lists for Writers - Bryn Donovan
Bartlett’s Bible Quotations – John Bartlett
New American Standard Bible
Quran - English Translation
Roget's Descriptive Word Finder
Roget's Super Thesaurus Synonym Finder
The Body Thesaurus - Dahlia Evens
The Elements of Style - Strunk & White
The Elephants of Style - Bill Walsh
The New Comprehensive American Rhyming Dictionary
The Penguin Dictionary of Epigrams - M. J. Cohen
The Portable Seminary - David Horton
The Strongest NASB Exhaustive Concordance
Thesaurus of Phrases
Thesaurus of the Senses - Linda Hart
Visual Dictionary
Webster's Rhyming Dictionary
Where To Find It in the Bible
Words That Make a Difference
More Words That Make a Difference
World Almanac
Zondervan NASB Study Bible

My Three Major Bible Reference Books

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A Few of My Favorite Links (On Writing)

Agent Query - The Internet's Largest Free database of Literary Agents
A Guide to Becoming a Better Writer - 15 Practical Tips
Common Errors in English - A collection of common errors in English
Creative Nonfiction - True Stories, Well Told
- Compare Anything
Grammar Girl - Mignon Fogarty’s quick and dirty tips for better writing
Literary Hub - Ray Bradbury's Greatest Writing Advice - The 17 Most Gut-Wrenchingly Heartbreaking Sentences in Literature
Merriam Webster - Online Visual Dictionary
OWNit365 - Read the Bible in a Year Reading Plans
Poet & Writers Magazine - The Name Says It All
The Christian Writers Market Guide - Essential Reference Tool for the Christian Writer
The Elements of Style - Online version of “The Elements of Style”
The Seven Deadly Sins of Website Copy

Two of My Favorite Reading Tools

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