Write In at the Library
November is National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short) and to celebrate, we're holding a series of events to support local writers. We've also gathered a great collection of resources to help you on your journey. Take a look at the links below and come along to one of our upcoming events.
- The NaNoWriMo website is a great place to start your novel-writing journey. Join their online community to feel the support of a whole group of writers attempting the same feat. There's also a tracker, where you can enter your word count each day and track your progress towards the ultimate goal.
- The Novel Factory has shared their ultimate 'Character Questionnaire' for free online. It's a list of questions to help writers add detail and depth to their characters. You can sign up to the Novel Factory to access more of their online support and resources.
- The National Centre for Writing has a great website full of free writing guides, podcasts and interviews to help you become a productive writer. They also host a range of free online courses including ways to supercharge your writing and knowing your publishing options.
- Dubbed "the best of literary internet", LITHUB curates daily and weekly lists of informative articles from across the literary spectrum. An engaging source of information and inspiration should you need it.
- Take a look at The Writers Edit blog '7 Tips for Establishing a Writing Routine'. A great list including some writing techniques to try yourself.
- Writer's HQ has a great page of writing exercises, prompts and hacks. From switching up your writing point of view, working on dialogue and even using a procrastination session to work up a book cover idea - there's lots to get you thinking. It also has a rolling list of competitions and submission opportunities to help spur you on.
- Don't forget that YouTube and Spotify have free playlists full of ambient sounds and scenes to help you focus. If you prefer company, come along to the Library - we're open til 21.00 every Tuesday and Thursday for late night writing.
- You can also borrow books from the Library to help you on your journey. Click the titles below to take a look!