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The Infographic Guide to Grammar

When I posted yesterday about Write Right!, I mentioned that we would be doing a new weekly blog feature focused on Grammar.  Another book I'll be using for reference in that endeavor is the Infographic Guide to Grammar.  If you are a visual person, this book is the one for you.  It's colorful and straightforward.  It's worth keeping around if you are the type to keep reference material on hand.

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Write Right - For Grammar Reference

It seems lately that I've been doing an endless round of blogs, emails, and posts.  When I haven't been doing that, I've been doing research.  As is my habit, I've gone way overboard on the amount of reference material and writing books I've been sinking into. (Including being a super backer on Kickstarter now, having supported my 80th Kickstarter. Almost all of them on something world building related) But that brings to one of the many writing books I've zipped through recently.  Write Ri

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Master Lists for Writers by Bryn Donovan

In my ongoing pursuit to bury myself in an avalanche of books, I picked up this gem.  This is like a jack-of-all-trades toolbox.  It has Character Traits, Character Names, plot ideas, action words, descriptive words, plot twist ideas, and a lot more.  It is exactly the sort of thing you'd reach for when you're stuck and you want an idea.  Or if you are horrible with names, picking a name from a list.  Or maybe you want to spice something up. Or you want a prompt.    I flagged a bunch of parts of

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Plot Gardening by Chris Fox

I am on a bit of a roll this past weekend. I managed to get through a couple of things in my backlog stack of many things.  I picked this up and it was a quick, easy read.  I'm old fashioned, surprisingly, as I still love the feel of paper and a bookshelf I can go do when the power's out, so I have this in paperback.  I also put a lot of Post-it Flags on various pages of interest.  This book talks about a topic and then shows how it is done in a handful of movies that you have probably seen

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Writing Books - Dazzling Dialog

I picked up this book recently in my never ending quest to improve my writing skill set.  It's a short book that is a very quick read.  I'd recommend it as it targets a weakness that a lot of stories have and it gives practical tips on how to spot the problems and how to fix them Definitely worth the read.  It's available on Kindle as well if you like to keep your library digital.

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Survival Handbooks and Writing

For those of you that haven't figured it out by now, I'm a compulsive researcher in far too many ways.  I end up all too often with far more research than writing what I was supposed to write.  Having said that I picked up these two books a number of years ago to give a story I was working on more accurate flavor.  It didn't get posted, but it is in the backlog of things that I'm sure I'll polish up, complete and post some day.  Anyway, I found both of these books interesting and informative.  T

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Writing Habits and Stuff

The start of a new year is a time of reflecting.  I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately.  I'm in the process of searching for a new employer so that I can move.  We're coming up on three years since dad passed away.  I've more than quadrupled my visits to mom since then.  Most of the summer and fall, it was every weekend.  It's not a horrible drive, but I'm tired of it.  Mom wants me to move back in with her and I'm good with that.  It would let me take care of the stuff she needs and let h

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