Getting ready to take part in NaNoWriMo*? Did you know that the library can help you hone your writing skills? Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) offers courses in writing – free for BCFL library card holders! Check out the list of all Lynda.com writing courses here. To get started, try Writing: The Craft of Story, which aims to teach participants how to create a story that readers respond to, using includes specific examples and practice exercises.
Are you just worried about reaching your 1667 words a day? Check out Productivity Hacks for Writers.
When November is over, if you think your novel’s ready for the big time, check out the Writer’s Market series. These are guides to navigating the publishing industry, including contact information for magazines, publishers, and other outlets for trying to sell your fiction or nonfiction writing. And don’t miss another Lynda.com course, Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
And if you’re looking for proof that your hard work really can pay off, check out these books that were originally written for NaNoWriMo:
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
*National Novel Writing Month
— Recommended by Jennifer M., Collection Management Coordinator