Writing at JMRL

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This site is a WORK IN PROGRESS.

Writing Groups at JMRL

  • Creative Writing at Central Library
Meets 3rd Wednesdays of the month unless otherwise noted (please see the current schedule).
Come explore a world of creative writing with activities and prompts to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to share your work in this non-judgmental environment. Registration requested: please e-mail ht@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.
  • Writing Critique at Central Library
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays unless otherwise noted (please see the current schedule).
Improve your writing by getting feedback from your peers. Participants will bring copies of work previously written to share with peers, and will help constructively critique others work as well. No registration necessary. For more inquiries, contact Hayley at ht@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.

Writing Resources:

Below you’ll find some writing resources that you can use to help inspire your writing:

Books and Materials at JMRL

808.03 Abercrombie
A year of prompts and creative exercises good for the creative fiction and nonfiction writing alike.
808.042 Benke
A great way to think outside of the box and just start writing. Good for teens through adults.
808.3 Casey
808.3 Gerke
Check out current and back issues of Writer’s Digest magazine electronically to your mobile device using Zinio and your JMRL Library Card. Or come into the Central or Gordon Avenue Library to read the most current issue, and bring home the back issues for later!

Also see: Books for Teen Writers

Great Websites for Writing Prompts

Publishing Resources

NaNoWriMo at JMRL

NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, and takes place annually from November 1-30. During this time, writers can challenge themselves to write a novel (50,000 words or more) before the month is through. On their website, writers can register for NaNoWriMo and have access to lots of great resources including coaches, reminders, word counts, and more, and can also get in touch with their local writing communities. Below, check out some of the books NaNoWriMo.org recommends for getting you through your 30-day novel!

Books We Love: A Reading List from NaNoWriMo.org

See this list on their website here.

070.52 Eckstut
153.35 Cameron
808.02 Bradbury
808.02 Embree
808.02 Goldberg
808.02 King and 92 King, Stephen
808.02 Lamott
808.02 Sims