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    I Heart The Book Store

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged
    that a single man in possession of a good fortune
    must be in want of a wife."
    ~Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

    A morning at the book store, gathering books, taking notes, thoughts magically appearing as my mind ricochets in trajectories of ideas. I imagine the words bouncing around, settling in next to other ideas until then unrelated. Books about writing, knitting, photoshop, homeschooling, planting bulbs.

    4 A.M. Breakthrough, by Brian Kitely, is a set of delightful "unconventional writing exercises." Kitely, author of 3am Ephiphany (another goodie), includes a lengthy list of his reference books, including "Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure + Preposterous Words" to investigate further. I am so used to using web sites as reference 'tools' that I hadn't considered forgot the value of having physical reference books beyond an atlas, dictonary and thesaurus. Other writing reference materials include a French dictionary and a book about the weather. "Allow your fiction to be irregular and jagged," says Kitely. I love that concept.

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