Each participant did a great job talking about the writing tool that helps them write better. Writing the Breakout Novel, The Holy Bible and Strunk and White are tantamount in my house. But I also use other novels, to help me with a writing challenge. Glenville Lovell and Walter Moseley are masters of short scenes. James Patterson is a plotting phenom. J. Mark Bertrand's conversion short story was a study on pace. Linda Grosevenor creates these elegant novellas that take your breath away. Tia McCollors and Dave Long showed me how to write a romantic interchange without burning the page(I need more work at that.) Ngozie Aditichie, Lisa Samson & Sue Monk Kidd's works are studies on space. Olympia Vernon takes an ugly thing and makes it beautiful. Claudia Burney makes me blush when I read. Mary Griffith and Chris Mikesell makes me fall out of my chair. Stacy Hawkins, Angela Benson courageously tackles challenges in the Black Church. Kendra Bellamy can make a male character's taste better than the my own version of sweet potato pie. Chuck Pahlaniuk changes the game on so many levels for me. The list goes on and on. So what I do is keep a cheat sheet of these writers, so when I stumble I know where I need to go to get back on track. Where do you go when you need a live study?