Friday, May 8, 2009

Four Handy-Dandy Books

These are some of my favorite books I use as a writer.

1) The Random House Rhyming Dictionary (pocket size):
Because I like to write fun poetry for my blog and a particular children’s magazine, this little book comes in mighty handy when I hit a mental road block. Speaking of rhyming, visit www.rhymezone.com Very helpful when you’re looking for that perfect rhyme word.

2) Writing for Children & Teenagers by Lee Wyndham:
I’ve read this book many times yet I continue to turn to my folded pages and highlighted paragraphs. Lee’s book is packed with information on writing for the young child to the teenager. She taught for 13 years at New York University. Boy, I wish I’d been in the front row!

3) The Everything Grammar and Style Book 2nd Edition by Susan Thurman: This book is user friendly which is something I appreciate when it comes to grammar! I should use this book more often. (o;

4) How to Write Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters by John Wood: You’ve GOT to read page 150 (The Ideal Cover Letter). Need I say more?


2 comments:

Janet, said...

I have a bunch of writing books, too. These sound like very good ones to have. I always go to rhymezone when I'm on the computer writing. I love that sight.

Amy Tate said...

Hi Sheryl! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I met Janet through cyberspace too, isn't this blogging network just wonderful? God has brought so many wonderful friends into my life this way - and I love each & every one of them. You've published quite a lot! You should come to the Children's Christian Writers Conference, Write 2 Ignite in November. We had our first meeting last year, and it was such a blessing. Email me off post and I'll tell you more about it. You could really teach us a great deal!

Amytate@Jetbroadband.com