Learn how to write & publish your story

YA & Children’s author and illustrator Jennifer L. Kelly will talk about what it takes to turn a rough draft into a book on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Mentor Public Library.

YA & Children’s author and illustrator Jennifer L. Kelly will talk about what it takes to turn a rough draft into a book on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Mentor Public Library.

You’ve gone through the long arduous process of writing a draft of your book that you actually like.

Now what? After all, there’s a difference between a good story and a good book.

Books need to be edited, formatted and marketed. That’s stuff you take for granted when you’re not the author, but it’s invaluable when you’re trying to sell your book.

That’s why we’ve invited YA and Children’s author and illustrator Jennifer L. Kelly to talk to would-be writers at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Wildwood Cultural Center (7645 Little Mountain Road in Mentor) as part of National Novel Writing Month.

Kelly is a NaNoWriMo enthusiast whose books have been both self- and traditionally published.

She’ll tell us how she did it, and share her knowledge about editing, formatting, and otherwise preparing a book for publication. She’ll also offer her thoughts on whether self-publishing or going a more traditional route is right for you.

Kelly’s talk is free to attend and open to all. However, we do ask that people register beforehand. They can do so online or by calling the library at 440-255-8811 ext. 216.

November is National Novel Writing Month, and we’ve enlisted a cadre of authors to help aspiring authors hone their craft at Mentor Public Library

Highlights include:

All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be at our Main Branch, unless otherwise indicated. They are free and open to the public. However, registration is required. You can sign up on our event calendar or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.

Finally, we’d like to thank the Mentor Community Arts Commission and Friends of the Mentor Public Library for helping fund our NaNoWriMo programming.

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