November is National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. “NaNoWriMo”! The challenge is to write 50,000 words in a month. Click the logo above if you want to take the official plunge. But don’t worry – you don’t have to knock out 50,000 words in a month to be a writer. Check out some of these great books to help you on your path to becoming an author!
- On Writing by Stephen King
- How to Grow a Novel by Sol Stein
- The Everything Get Published Book by Meg Elaine Schneider
- Indie Writer: How to Publish & Market Your Book (The Hard Way) by Michael Frederick
- The Novel Writer’s Toolkit by Bob Mayer
- Times of Our Lives: the Essential Companion for Writing Your Own Life Story by Michael Oke
- Living to Tell the Tale: a Guide to Writing Memoir by Jane Taylor McDonnell
- The Business of Writing for Children by Aaron Shepard
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books by Harold D. Underdown
- Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul compiled by Jack Canfield
Don’t have time to stop by the library? You can check out these downloadable ebooks and audiobooks from our digital download service, OverDrive!
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (ebook)
- Writer to Writer by Gail Carson Levine (ebook)
- Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson
- Draw Out the Story: 10 Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics (ebook)
- Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsythe (audiobook)
- Word by Word by Anne Lamott (audiobook)
When you publish your book, be sure to donate a copy to the library so we can add it to our local authors collection. Happy writing!