A Writer's Resource

Writer’s Groups: Why?

Nearly everyone who is successful at writing ideas-into-stories and projects-into-manuscripts has a secret. Those writers have people who help them. Not editors, publishers, or agents, but far earlier in the...

Formatting Roundup

You’ve written your manuscript, you go to upload to a distribution platform, and it spits out something looking like a cat jumping on a keyboard. What happened? Formatting a manuscript for epublication can be...

Valentine’s Day Haiku Contest ...

We hosted a haiku contest earlier this week. We received many great entries; however, there can only be one winner. Congratulations, Lauren Hallstrom! She won for her poem: A paper heart rests On the timeworn...

Valentine’s Day Haiku Contest

As Shakespeare once wrote, “brevity is the soul of wit.” Sometimes constraints can elicit great creativity. We encourage you to forget your work in progress for a few moments, and try our haiku...

Volunteers Review Self Published Wor...

Imagine reading books in the comfort of your own home and getting credit for your volunteer time. It’s like eating chocolate and losing weight at the same time. One of Douglas County Libraries’ many strategic...

Best Books for Writing

Writing can be challenging. Luckily, many authors have shared their secrets for writing. These books on writing will not necessarily make finishing your novel any easier, but you may find inspiration and be...

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