Here’s a cute little something that we put together for LitCon, in case any of you writers need some motivation (or de-motivation) during National Novel Writing Month!
By the way, you can get help from professional authors and your fellow writers during National Novel Writing Month at Mentor Public Library.
If you’re interested in historical fiction, D.M. Pulley—author of The Dead Key and The Buried Book—will discuss the craft of turning history into stories at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 at our Main Branch.
Additionally, YA and Children’s author and illustrator Jennifer Kelly will offer her experience and knowledge about editing, formatting, and otherwise preparing a book for publication at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at MPL’s Main Branch.
Also, during the month, we’ll have Freewrites. You can come to the library and have everything you need to write your masterpiece provided, including a clean well-lit place, a table to sit at, and a power outlet. There will also be coffee, and quite possibly sugary snacks.
Finally, Northeast Ohio YA writer Tricia Springstubb will help us wrap up the event month at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Springstubb is the author of “Moonpenny Island” and other popular books for young readers. She’s also written award-winning short fiction for adults.
We’ll gather to share the glories (and horrors) of writing 50,000 words in a month. You can also read and discuss excerpts of your story with other writers. Springstubb will be back to lead the discussion and help all the writers decompress after a busy month.
Both clubs use prompts and brainteasers to hone their members’ writing skills. Any kid who wants to join their ranks is welcome. It’s a fun, supportive place to practice and improve ones writing with other young authors who are doing the same thing.