Some of Donnell's Favorite Resources

Self-Help Resources

Living Well with Chronic Pain, Because Life Can’t Wait by Jude Willhoff  

When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide to Dealing with Dementia & Alzheimer’s by Angel Smits

Mystery Writing/Nonfiction Resources

Armed and Dangerous, A Writer’s Guide to Weapons by Michael Newton

The Crime Writer’s Handbook, 65 Ways to Kill Your Victim in Print by Douglas Wynn

Deadly Doses, A Writer’s Guide to Poisons by Serita Deborah Stevens with Anne Klarner

Introduction to Firearms for Writers by Timothy L. Hightshoe & Wolfsinger Publications

Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide by Vernon J. Geberth

True Blue by Lynda Sue Cooper

When You’re the Only cop in Town… by Jack Berry and Debra Dixon

No Higher Calling, No Greater Responsibility: A Prosecutor Makes His Case by John Suthers

Craft Writing Resources

The Career Novelist by Donald Maass

The Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes & Heroines Sixteen Master Archetypes by Tami D. Cowden, Caro LaFever, Sue Viders

Getting the Words Right, How to Rewrite Edit & Revise by Theodore A Rees Cheney

Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing, A Novelist at his Craft by David Morrell

Making a Good Writer Great, A Creativity Workbook for Screenwriters by Linda Seger

Rainbow Editing™, A Colorful New Take on the Editing Experience by Dawn Smit  

Reader’s Digest Oxford Complete Wordfinder, A Unique and Powerful Combination of  Dictionary and Thesaurus

Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain

The Writer’s Brainstorming Kit, Thinking in New Directions by Pam McCutcheon and Michael Waite 

The Writer’s Journey, Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler

Writing the Breakout Novel & Workbook by Donald Maass

Writing the Fiction Synopsis by Pam McCutcheon