The Writing Reference Books I Keep on My Desk by Matt Mansfield

Writing Reference Books I Keep on My Desk

I’m a complete glutton for writing reference books. Even when I’m not writing, I love flipping through the pages to see what catches my eye either for fun or as inspiration.

I suspect that many writers share the same habit – after all, writing starts with words, phrases, and world building, all of which abound in the pages of these books. And, with the number of new writing reference books being published each month, I suspect that publishers are well aware of this habit as well.

While my collection continues to grow, most rest on the bookshelf in the corner, waiting for when I need to dip in. The small number that sit on my desk however, are my favorites, my most-used and most-loved writing reference books and I’d like to share them with you.

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