Let the Placerville library help you write a novel

Each November, there is a writing challenge that takes place around the world. The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges writers to pen a 50,000-word novel within 30 days. During 2017, more than 400,000 people participated in

Student author thrives in creative writing

Communication major Cal Forbes has successfully published two books with Create Space, a print-on-demand company. Cal Forbes, a communication major who works in the Mitchell Memorial Library, is also a young author with two published books. His

NaNoWriMo writers strive to write 50K words in November

Second from right, local author Michele Chynoweth led a writing workshop on Nov. 6 at the North East Branch Library for National Novel Writing Month. Participants around the world each strive to write 50,000 words of a

Franzen’s rules for writing mocked on Twitter

Author Jonathan Franzen has set out 10 rules for novelists For a man who has no time for social media, author Jonathan Franzen has sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy with his ten commandments for novelists. A

New creative writing program at Hofstra made for Spanish-language writers

Miguel-Angel Zapata, director of the new MFA program in creative writing in Spanish at Hofstra University, talks with student Victoria Valenzuela at the university on Thursday. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr. Hofstra University is

Shout Out: William Hazelgrove — passion and persistence count in writing that first novel

William Hazelgrove (William Hazelgrove) November marks National Novel Writing Month, and who better to learn from than someone who once worked out of Ernest Hemingway’s attic? Eisenhower Public Library in Harwood Heights recently sponsored bestselling author William

Sahitya Aaj Tak: Piyush Mishra speaks on writer’s block, Javed Ali-Wadali Brothers show sufiana andaaz

Mishra also shared he was initially offered Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s role in the 1989 hit Maine Pyaar Kiya Day 1 of Sahitya Aaj Tak saw many literary and musical giants enthralling the crowd. The festival, featuring

How to Write with Authority Part 3: Tone

Welcome back! So far in this series, we’ve looked at the active voice , and how to stay relevant with your content . Today, we look not at what you say, but how you say it: tone

Ready. Set. Write!

Thirty days, 50,000 words. Students in Maria Hummel’s section of English 114 tackle National Novel Writing Month, with guidance from the assistant professor, who is a ’94 UVM grad and three-time novelist. (Photo: Bear Cieri) Tight deadlines

Write While Travelling | Why You Should Keep A Travel Diary

I’m a big fan of writing while travelling, it’s now even my job. But long before I was blogging I was writing a daily recap of my adventures in a travel diary. It helped me in a