The Writers Ultimate Bookshelf

Sacha's Bookshelf for Writers

I wanted to add all the writing books I have on my shelf. As I post about them I will upload links here for you.

Emotion Thesaurus

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression

My favourite writers guide, with a fantastic range of emotions and   descriptors for emotional body language. Part I of three.






Negative TraitsThe Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws

The sister guide to the above book, an amazing guide to creating the perfect ‘negative’ trait.






Positive TraitsThe Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes (Writers Helping Writers)

The last in the three sibling books above, focusing on positive traits.






Character TraitsThe Writer’s Guide to Character Traits

Great for creating villains, and characters with interesting psychologies.







The Oxford Manual of Style New Oxford Style Manual (Reference)

The English version of the Chicago manual of style, and the first part in a set of three that an editor recommended to me.






Oxford Guide to Plain English Oxford Guide to Plain English (Oxford Paperback Reference)

Part II







41vPSyDGSUL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation

Part III – The last in this set of three recommended reads.







Write A Great SynopsisWrite a Great Synopsis – An Expert Guide

An amazing 54 page guide by Nicola Morgan on how to write a synopsis.


    1. Thanks, I know right, these books are so wonderful. They taught me loads about writing emotion, I always have the thesaurus next to me when I am writing anything!! Hope you find it at useful as I did 😀

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