Want to try your hand at writing? Let the library show you how! Whether it's a passion you want to pursue or if it's a goal you set during November for National Novel Writing Month, opens a new window, we have resources to help.
- Gale Courses has a number of online classes about writing and publishing. Learn writing essentials, effective editing, writing fiction, writing children’s books, how to make money with your writing as well as many other topics. All of the courses are led by expert instructors and offered at no cost to you with your library card.
- Use NoveList or NoveList K-12 to see what types of plots, characters and appeal factors writers use to get noticed. While these resources won’t teach you how to write, you can learn about what gets published and how readers find more books to read like their favorites—after all, you're probably writing with the hope of being read!
- Ready to brush up on your grammar or learn how to write compelling characters? You can when you take a course from LinkedIn Learning.
- If you're interested in critical theory about writing or want to know more about your favorite authors, visit Literature Resource Center.
So go forth and write the next great American novel!