What is a “must-have” for a writer’s bookshelf?
I have a few… A good dictionary and thesaurus (for the basics); The Romance Writers’ Phrase Book The Millennium Phrase Book for Romance Writers (for creative inspiration); The Writer’s Journey (for story structure/inspiration)
Find C.R. Moss here: www.crmoss.net
Jannine Gallant: Sitting on my desk in all its tattered glory, is my thesaurus. The cover is missing, pages are loose, but I wouldn’t replace it for the world. It’s my faithful companion, a gift from a college friend years and years ago. When I’m staring at my keyboard, trying to find that perfect word, it always has the answer!
Find Jannine Gallant here: http://www.janninegallant.com/
Mariposa Cruz: I highly recommend Carol Lloyd’s Creating a Life Worth Living to anyone who aspires to life in the arts. Rather than advising people to quit their day jobs, Lloyd coaches on how to find a career supportive of a creative path and find a balance between inspiration and discipline. Far from a one-size-fits-all how-to-book, the workbook includes interviews with successful artists and provides goal mapping exercises for a variety of creative personalities. Are you a Project Nomad, Whirling Dervish, Monocled Monk or Tightrope Walker? Read Creating a Life Worth Living and find out.