- Writing guides, grammar books, punctuation how-tos . . . do you read them? Not read them? How many writing books, grammar books, dictionaries–if any–do you have in your library?
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I do have a few books on writing and grammar:
The Grammar Bible: I haven't read it through but it's definitely more entertaining than the average grammar book. The writer worked for a grammar hotline, if you can imagine such a thing, and the book is peppered with anecdotes from that time.
Nitty Gritty Grammar: Simple, straight forward. Full of cartoons to entertain.
Write Away: A guide to writing fiction from author Elizabeth George.
The First Five Pages: How to make the first five pages of a novel stand out. I haven't read it.
The Writing Life: Anne Dillard writes about the life of a writer. I haven't read this yet either.
Negotiating with the Dead: Margaret Atwood's take on the writing life. I'm looking forward to reading this.As for dictionaries, I've ditched them all in favour of the ones online. I prefer this one: The Free Dictionary.