I love writing articles. But since English language is not my native tongue, I need the help of a dictionary most of the time.
I have a favorite dictionary. It is from my father who died fifteen years ago. ( Websters New World Dictionary, Compact School & Office Edition; Copyright 1967; THE WORLD PUBLISHING COMPANY , Library of Congress Catalog Card Number# 67-24862) I was using it since I was in second grade. Though I have few modern dictionaries given by some friends, I'd still stick to my "vintage" dictionary. I love the way it helped me find the precise words in expressing my thoughts and gives me satisfaction in what I'm writing.
But the sad thing is, I left my "vintage" dictionary in the Philippines. I have to, because of its weight and size. I left it to the care of my best friend along with my mother's favorite "vintage" cookbook, too.
But thanks to the online dictionary. http://www.dictionary.com/ It helps me find the precise words that I need and they made it a lot easier, too, because you can look for the synonyms by using their Crossword Solver.
Writing is fun if you love what you are doing.