Tag Archives: writing

Wordplay Writing Club gets wild

Sometimes the best place for a writer to find inspiration is outdoors. That’s where our Wordplay Writing Club went earlier this summer. They visited our Read House yard and wrote in nature journals like John James Audubon, William Thoreau, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wordplay Writing Club pens poems for National Poetry Month

Our Wordplay Writing Club celebrated National Poetry Month by penning their own poems. They wrote rhymed poems, as well as: concrete poems, (also known as shape poetry,) where the poetry fits into a shape like a dog, firetruck or the silhouette … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wordplay goes where the music takes them

It’s funny how one song can inspire so many different reactions. Wordplay—our writing club for kids—listened to music and used the songs to inspire different scenes during their meeting this month. For example, they listened to a piano playing “Carol of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

9 Writing Tips from Author Tricia Springstubb

Author Tricia Springstubb visited our library last week to help us launch National Novel Writing Month. Springstubb has written “Moonpenny Island” and other popular books for young readers, as well as award-winning short fiction for adults. She offered strategies (and coping techniques) for writing 50,000 words … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment