Has a life of reading inspired you to write? Do have family or life experiences you always thought would make for an interesting book?
In October, the library will offer a series of events and activities to help aspiring writers make the leap from reader to writer. Nationally-known writing coach Judy Bridges, author of “Shut Up & Write,” will be in Wausau with tips to get started on works of fiction or nonfiction. We’ll also bring in local and regional authors to discuss their writing methods and their paths to getting published.
In November, it’s time to write! Various MCPL locations will set aside study rooms and other space as part of National Novel Writing Month, an initiative that encourages authors to write 50,000 words during the month. We’ll have character and plot worksheets and other information to help you — or keep you — writing, and participants can meet at the libraries to bounce ideas off of each other.
The next step is publishing, and in December you’ll have a chance to ask questions of publishing representatives on what it takes — from an industry perspective — to get work published.
(from the MCPL Newsletter, Sept.-Nov., 2013)