It’s November, which means another NaNoWriMo season is underway! NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an annual event that challenges writers to start and finish a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. NaNoWriMo provides writing resources called NaNo Prep 101 on its website to help writers prepare to complete their novels. For more writing help, check out the creative writing guides below that can be checked out from the Library! These resources will be helpful to new and returning writers alike.

How to Write Best-selling Fiction [kit] by James Scott Bell

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Improve your writing skills and you love of the craft with secrets of the trade from a best-selling, award-winning author.

No Plot? No Problem! : a Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty

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Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides to encouraging advice from authors, and much more. His motivating mix of fearless optimism and practical solutions to common excuses gives both first-time novelists and results-oriented writers the kick-start they need to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure.

On Writing : a Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Structuring Your Novel : Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story by K. M. Weiland

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Why do some stories work and others don't? The answer is structure. In this book, you will learn the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will show you how to perfectly time your story's major events and will provide you with an unerring standard against which to evaluate your novel's pacing and progression -- Provided by the publisher.

The Writer's Practice : Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing by John Warner

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"For anyone aiming to improve their skill as a writer, a new approach to establishing robust writing practices inside and outside the classroom"--

Writing Tools : 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark

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From the Publisher: One of America's most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration. "Writing is a craft you can learn," says Roy Peter Clark. "You need tools, not rules." His book distills decades of experience into 50 tools that will help any writer become more fluent and effective. WRITING TOOLS covers everything from the most basic ("Tool 5: Watch those adverbs") to the more complex ("Tool 34: Turn your notebook into a camera") and provides more than 200 examples from literature and journalism to illustrate the concepts. For students, aspiring novelists, and writers of memos, e-mails, PowerPoint presentations, and love letters, here are 50 indispensable, memorable, and usable tools.