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5 writing tips from Paula McLain

Bestselling author and spectacular human Paula McLain visited us for National Novel Writing Month. She discussed finding inspiration for her bestsellers, The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun, in Hadley Richardson and Beryl Markham, respectively. She also mentioned how a dream about Martha … Continue reading

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Turn moments into stories with author Jill Grunenwald

Aspiring authors can learn how to turn moments into stories with writer Jill Grunenwald during a special program at Mentor Public Library. Grunenwald will demonstrate how memorable and even quiet moments can be transformed into flash essays—short stories, no longer … Continue reading

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Learn how to write convincing dialogue with author Claire McMillan

Aspiring authors can learn how to write great dialogue from Claire McMillan during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at our Main Branch. McMillan is an Ohio writer by way of Pasadena, CA. Her newest novel, … Continue reading

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Learn how to write & publish your story

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 … Continue reading

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D.M. Pulley helps us kick off National Novel Writing Month

Writers, have you ever been intimidated by a blank page or computer screen? Award-winning writer D.M. Pulley will offer strategies to overcome writer’s block when she helps us kick off National Novel Writing Month this November. As an engineer-turned-mystery-author, she’ll … Continue reading

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