146 Chapter 15. The Writer's Tools: Round Up the Usual Suspects In This Chapter · Learn how to use a dictionary · See what a thesaurus can offer you · Check out computerized writing aids Most people write with a pen, many write with a computer, and a few holdouts still write with a typewriter. All good writers use dictionaries and reference books. How can each of these help you to write better? That's what you find out in this chapter. So let's go shopping for some essential writing equipment.