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writing resources

does anyone know of any really good thesauruses or similar reference books for writing? I've been using the internet thus far and i'm really disappointed with the word selection at thesaurus.com and Merriam-Webster. word variety is very important to me in my story, I was taught in school not to repeat myself too much and it's a point I stick to so I really need a resource that's complete...anyone?


Myth Weaver
I have printed copies of Roget's Thesaurus and Oxford Thesaurus but these can be a little dry if extremely helpful.
I also use a paper copy The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression which is great at giving me a little kick once in a while.
I like non-computer tools when writing and editing... it gives me a bit of time to think and reflect as I look something up.
There are a few on-line tools [Grammerbook, SlickWrite are two I can think of] but they tend to be US English and I like English, you know - English...