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Feeling Crafty? Try Something New!

Summer is a great time to turn off the TV and craftily relax and enjoy ourselves. We have oodles of craft books of all kinds, as in the titles below…

Time to Get Crafty … With the Help of These Creative Books

Crochet Taxidermy: 30 Quirky Animal Projects from Mouse to Moose” by Taylor Hart

Crochet Taxidermy: 30 Quirky Animal Projects from Mouse to Moose by Taylor Hart

“Crochet Taxidermy” puts a new twist on amigurumi, the popular Japanese method of creating considerably cute stuffed animals with oversized heads. In this delightful collection, heads of animals from farm and forest, sea and safari come to life. Step-by-step instructions and adorable photos guide you through these 30 easy crochet patterns.

Drawing Calm: Relax, Refresh, Refocus with 20 Drawing, painting and Collage Workshops inspired by Klimt, Klee, Monet and More” by Susan Evenson

Drawing Calm: Relax, Refresh, Refocus with 20 Drawing, painting and Collage Workshops inspired by Klimt, Klee, Monet and More by Susan Evenson

“Drawing Calm” teaches artists and non-artists how to find an oasis of calm every day by using the work of master painters to inspire creativity.

Maybe it’s the colors, or the eye-widening vistas, or maybe it’s just the idea that harmony can exist on a square of canvas, but there is something in art that lets it calm and inspire at the same time.

PVC + Pipe Engineer: Put Together Cool, Easy, Maker-Friendly Stuff” by Jordan Bunker

PVC + pipe engineer : put together cool, easy, maker-friendly stuff / Jordan Bunker

PVC and iron pipes used to be hidden deep inside the crawlspaces in your house, serving purely utilitarian needs. But not anymore! DIY with PVC and iron piping has caught on with homeowners and earned a place in every room of the house (and the backyard too)!

The 18 projects in “PVC and Pipe Engineer” range from wine racks to bedframes, showerheads to bike trailers. Best of all, they can all be made with parts you’ll find at your local hardware store. You’ll be surprised at how easily even advanced projects go together once you learn the basics of cutting and joining iron pipe and PVC.

Mason Jar Nation: The Jar that Changed America and 50 Clever Ways to Use Them Today” by Joann Moser

Mason jar nation : the jars that changed America and 50 clever ways to use them today / JoAnn Moser

Learn how to make more than 50 Mason jar projects, including luminaries, planters, and upcycled art, in this eagerly anticipated book for DIYers!

“Mason Jar Nation” begins by exploring the Mason jar’s impact on America since its 1858 patent. Prior to the jar’s invention, settlers had no reliable and safe way to store food for the winter, which required them to travel great lengths in difficult conditions and obtain expensive canned goods in order to survive. With its hermetically sealable two-piece lid and thick glass sides, the Mason jar changed the way mid-nineteenth century Americans fed their families.

Paper Craft: 50 Projects including Card Making, Gift Wrapping, Scrapbooking and Beautiful Paper Flowers” by Gemma Fletcher

Paper Craft: 50 Projects including Card Making, Gift Wrapping, Scrapbooking and Beautiful Paper Flowers by Gemma Fletcher

“Paper Craft” makes it easy — and affordable — to design handmade crafts that are guaranteed to impress. Transform your favorite paper into beautiful decorations and home decor, greeting cards, scrapbooks, and beyond, no matter what your skill level.

This visual, step-by-step guide outlines all the necessary equipment and materials and contains nifty techniques like scaling, embossing, and crumpling, as well as quilling, decoupage, and paper-mâché. Inside “Paper Craft” you’ll find seasonal and special occasion paper craft ideas to suit a variety of tastes. And, templates and variation suggestions allow you to choose exactly the right look for your projects.


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Great Early Fall Reads

Great Early Fall Reads

by Toledo Lucas County Public Library

As the weather gets cooler, reading just gets cozier!  Here are some fantastic reads to ease you out of summer and into fall.

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The Kelloggs : the battling brothers of Battle Creek / Howard Markel
Look behind you : [a novel] / Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
Hook's tale : being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself / John Leonard Pielmeier
The epiphany machine / David Burr Gerrard
Sweet spot : an ice cream binge across America / Amy Ettinger

The Kelloggs: the Battling Brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel

The author of An Anatomy of Addiction traces the story of brothers Harvey and Will Kellogg, one of whom became a revered doctor and founder of the famous Battle Creek Sanitarium, the other of whom founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which eventually became General Mills.

Look Behind You by Iris Johansen

Cooperating with the FBI when a serial killer begins leaving mysterious relics at his crime scenes, Kendra Michaels discovers that the objects are souvenirs from other unsolved murders and that the new killings have been orchestrated to taunt her personally.

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Hook’s Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself by John Pielmeier

A first novel by a Golden Globe-nominated screenwriter reimagines the childhood of a much-maligned Captain Hook, who recounts his quest for buried treasure, his friendship with Peter Pan and the story behind the swashbuckling world of Neverland.

The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard

Reimagines an alternative-history New York from the 1960s to the near future marked by a salon host’s innovation of an “epiphany machine” that places text tattoos on its users’ forearms that make revelatory statements of fortune and consequence.

Sweet Spot: an Ice Cream Binge Across America by Amy Ettinger

A journalist channels her ice-cream obsession, scouring the United States for the best artisanal brands and delving into the surprising history of ice cream and frozen treats in America.

Originally posted at http://www.toledolibrary.org/blog/great-early-fall-reads by Toledo Lucas County Public Library blogger Amy H.

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November Thankful Reads

November Thankful Reads

by Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Whether or not one chooses to gorge on Thanksgiving, fall is a fantastic time to reflect upon the importance of gratitude in our lives. We so often get bogged down in what is “wrong” and needs fixing – take a moment to balance that load and consider the many (many, MANY) good things we have, big and small, to help us through each day. Here are a few ideas to get us started ….

Holiday Cookbooks We Are Thankful to Have

The superfun times vegan holiday cookbook : entertaining for absolutely every occasion / Isa Chandra Moskowitz
The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

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Gone are the days of stressing over how to please family and friends with different dietary needs. Bursting with knock-your-socks-off, mind-bogglingly tasty vegan recipes and so much more, The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook will make everyone at your table happy-even meat eaters and the gluten challenged.

All Time Best Holiday Entertaining by the editors at America’s Test Kitchen

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Here are seventy-five holiday recipes from Cook’s Illustrated, including such offerings as herbed roast turkey, mushroom lasagna, creamy corn pudding, and classic pecan pie.

Cook's Illustrated All Time Best Holiday Entertaining
How to celebrate everything : recipes and rituals for birthdays, holidays, family dinners, and every day in between / Jenny Rosenstrach
How to Celebrate Everything: Recipes and Rituals for Birthdays, Holidays, Family Dinners and Every Day in Between by Jenny Rosenstrach

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Whether simple or elaborate, meal and gathering rituals all serve the same purpose: to bring comfort, connection, and meaning to everyday life. From celebratory meals to Rosenstrach’s signature easy weeknight fare—here are ideas that translate to prime quality time with family and friends. In this digital, over scheduled age, we must all find ways to slow down, capture the moments that matter–and eat well while doing it!

Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion by Danielle Walker

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When people adopt a new diet for health or personal reasons, they worry most about the parties, holidays, and events with strong food traditions, fearing their fond memories will be lost along with the newly eliminated food groups. After missing many of these special occasions herself, Walker has revived the joy that cooking for holidays can bring.

Danielle Walker's against all grain celebrations : a year of gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo recipes for every occasion / by Danielle Walker
Sweet treats for the holidays : edible creations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more / Norene Cox
Sweet Treats for the Holidays: Edible Creations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and More by Norene Cox

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Homemade treats for the holidays don’t have to be made entirely from scratch. With easy-to-follow instructions using store-bought ingredients like candy, cookies, and frosting, along with a color photo of each treat, Sweet Treats for the Holidays is edible crafting at its cutest.

The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons & Holidays with Family Crafts and Recipes by Jean Van’t Hul

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Enrich your family’s traditions–and build new ones–with holiday-focused crafts and discover new ways to explore the richness of every season. Featuring over 125 art and crafts activities and over 45 seasonal recipes to make every day artful!

The Artful year : celebrating the seasons & holidays with family arts and crafts / Jean Van't Hul

Thanksgiving-themed Reads

Spirituality of gratitude : the unexpected blessings of thankfulness / Joshua Choonmin Kang
Spirituality of Gratitude: The Unexpected Blessings of Thankfulness by Joshua Choonmin Kang

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In fifty-two short reflections on spirituality and gratitude, pastor and bestselling author Joshua Choonmin Kang invites us to be thankful at every moment in our lives, especially in the hard times, “Gratitude heals us and holds us, tethering us to one another, offering us joy and strength.”

Want Not by Jonathan Miles

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On Thanksgiving Day a freegan couple living off the grid in Manhattan, a once prominent linguist struggling with midlife, and a New Jersey debt-collection magnate with a second chance at getting things right randomly and briefly collide as the weight of their desires ultimately undoes each of them, leaving them to pick up the pieces from what’s left behind.

Want Not by Jonathan Miles
Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps by Dave Isay
Ties That Bind: Stories of Love & Gratitude From the First Ten Years of StoryCorps edited by Dave Isay

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StoryCorps founder Dave Isay draws from ten years of the oral history project’s archives, collecting conversations that celebrate the power of the human bonds of friendship and love. Between blood relations, friends, coworkers and neighbors, in the most trying circumstances and in the unlikeliest of places, enduring connections are formed and lives are forever changed.

365 Gratefuls: Celebrating Treasures, Big and Small by Hailey and Andrew Bartholomew

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Based on a year-long project in which the author took a daily Polaroid of something she was grateful for, this pictorial highlights all the small, and sometimes overlooked, things that make life worth living.

365 Gratefuls: Celebrating Treasures, Big and Small by Hailey and Andrew Bartholomew
Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
Gratitude by Oliver Sacks

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Sacks’ meditation on why life enthralled him even as he faced his impending death, and how to live the richest and deepest way possible continues to inspire. “My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”

The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking On the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan

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Recounts how the author spent a year living gratefully, drawing on advice from psychologists, academics, doctors, and philosophers to gain a fresh outlook that transformed her relationships, work, health, and daily life.

Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking On the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan

Originally posted by Toledo Lucas County Public Library blogger Amy H. at http://www.toledolibrary.org/blog/november-thankful-reads.

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Great Summer Reads at the Toledo Library!

Top Librarian Secret:

Best-sellers are SOOO overrated! There are tons of wonderful “mid-list” titles out there that are just waiting to be discovered.

Check these out for some great summer reading options:

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Lost Empress : A Novel by Sergio De La Pava
Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce
The Lido by Libby Page
The Elizas : A Novel by Sara Shepard

The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang

This is the perfect summer romance novel, with a sunny California setting and an awkward, tender, and utterly sweet romance between its protagonists. Autistic econometrician Stella and vivacious escort Michael are a very unlikely pair, but when she hires him to teach her how to have a relationship, they’re both astonished to develop a powerful personal connection. Michael’s gentle kindness with anxious, wary Stella will melt any reader’s heart.

Lost Empress” by Sergio De La Pava

A madcap, football-obsessed tale of crossed destinies and criminal plots gone awry, this novel cleverly weaves together a sports drama and a crime story, starring a manipulative mastermind, all told in a style that might best be described as a series of trick plays, fictional feints, and philosophical asides.

Dear Mrs. Bird” by A.J. Pearce

An irresistible debut set in London during World War II about an adventurous young woman who becomes a secret advice columnist— a warm, funny, and enormously moving story for fans of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”

The Lido” by Libby Page

In the tradition of Fredrik Backman’s “A Man Called Ove,” “The Lido” is a charming, feel-good novel that follows two women at the opposite ends of life bonding over the closure of a beloved local pool —an irresistible tale of love, loss, aging, and friendship.

The Elizas” by Sara Shepard

Unable to convince anyone that she was pushed before she was rescued from the bottom of a hotel pool, a rising author struggling with depression and memory loss begins to question her sanity as elements from her debut novel mix up with events in her real life. By the best-selling author of “Pretty Little Liars.”


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How to Write a Novel in a Month

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, began in 1999 and takes place each November challenging writers to complete a novel in 30 days. The novel must include at least 50,000 words, which amounts to producing about 1,667 per day for a month.

You may be wondering – Is it even possible to write a novel in 30 days? According to NaNoWriMo hundreds of novels have been traditionally published including Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Cinder by Marissa Meyer to name a few.

NaNoWriMo Mission Statement:

We believe in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals and build new worlds—on and off the page.

While November may be months away, we hope you’ll start thinking about writing now, find inspiration, read more about NaNoWriMo, check out some of our novel writing resources and hatch a plan to make your next novel a reality.

Novel Writing Resources

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Sell Your Work from the Editors of Writer's Digest (3rd edition)

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Sell Your Work” from the Editors of Writer’s Digest (3rd edition)

In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you’ll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality. Discover techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally, and finding inspiration you need to finish your work.

This fully revised edition includes an updated marketing section for navigating the unique challenges and possibilities of the evolving literary marketplace.

Available in Print and eBook.

Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity by Karen S. Wiesner

Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity” by Karen S. Wiesner

Craft a story that towers above the rest. You know it when you read it: In page after page and scene after scene, a truly engrossing novel has qualities that set it apart. Authentic characters, a well-rounded plot, and immersive settings work in harmony to create a three-dimensional experience–one you can practically step inside and explore. But while you can recognize this work when you read it, writing it can be much more challenging.

“Bring Your Fiction to Life” teaches you how to build a solid narrative structure and layer in lush, textured scenes to create a story that rings true. You’ll learn how to:

  • Master the three-dimensional aspects of characters, plots, and settings using detailed sketches that define the past, present, and future aspects of each element.
  • Develop complex opening, resolution, and bridge scenes that expertly lead readers through your fictional world. Construct and analyze an outline for your manuscript, using tools and techniques to analyze scenes that lack dimensionality.
  • Brainstorm, research, and draft efficiently and effectively, and juggle multiple projects with ease.

Packed with story-development charts, worksheets, and checklists, Bring Your Fiction to Life shows you how to craft a vivid story world that readers will instantly recognize as remarkable.

Available in eBook.

Fast Fiction: A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days by Denise Jaden

Fast Fiction: A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days” by Denise Jaden

Writers flock to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each November because it provides a procrastination-busting deadline. But only a fraction of the participants meet their goal. Denise Jaden was part of that fraction, writing first drafts of two subsequently published novels in that tight time frame.

In “Fast Fiction,” she shows other writers how to do what she did, step-by-step, writer to writer. To ensure success, her program begins a month before the month of drafting. During this prep period writers think through plot, theme, characters, setting, etc. Then Jaden provides day-by-day coaching for the thirty-day drafting period. After writers “race to the finish,” they are not left high and dry. Jaden’s “After the Draft” revision tips allow writers to determine if a draft is not just workable but compelling, so that they don’t waste months or years developing it. Her camaraderie and skill allow Jaden to both instruct and inspire.

Available in eBook.

Write Your Novel in a Month: How to Complete a First Draft in 30 Days and What to do Next by Jeff Gerke

Write Your Novel in a Month: How to Complete a First Draft in 30 Days and What to do Next” by Jeff Gerke

One of these days, I’m going to sit down and write that novel … Everyone thinks about doing it, yet most people who do start a novel end up stalling after a few chapters.

Where do these would-be novelists go wrong?

  • Are the characters dull and cliched?
  • Did the story arc collapse?
  • Did they succumb to a dreaded bout of “writer’s block”?
  • Or maybe it was all just taking too long?

These problems used to stop writers in their tracks, but nothing will get in your way after reading Write Your Novel in a Month. Author and instructor Jeff Gerke has created the perfect tool to show you how to prepare yourself to write your first draft in as little as 30 days. With Jeff’s help, you will learn how to organize your ideas, create dynamic stories, develop believable characters, and flesh out the idea narrative for your novel–and not just for the rapid-fire first draft. Jeff walks you through the entire process, from initial idea to the important revision stage, and even explains what to do with your novel once you’ve finished. Whether you are participating in National Novel Writing Month or you’re simply hoping to complete a draft over winter break or your vacation, this book covers the entire scope of writing a novel and lays out exactly what you need to know to get it done fast and right.

Available in eBook.

Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and live to tell about it) by Rochelle Melander

Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and live to tell about it)” by Rochelle Melander

Find the focus, energy, and drive you need to start and finish your book.

Everyone has dreamed of writing a book, but so many start writing only to stall out due to writers block, mental fatigue, and other challenges. “Write-A-Thon” helps you overcome those stumbling blocks and complete your book once and for all. And you don’t have to type away for years on end. Here’s a plan that’ll help you write your book in twenty-six days! “Write-A-Thon” gives you the tools, advice, and inspiration you need to succeed before, during, and after your writing race. Solid instruction, positive psychology, and inspiration from marathon runners will give you the momentum to take each step from here to the finish line.

Start out well prepared:

  • Learn how to train your attitude, your writing, and your life and plan your novel or nonfiction book
  • Maintain your pace: Get advice and inspiration to stay motivated and keep writing
  • Bask in your accomplishment: Find the best ways to recover and move forward once the marathon is over and you have a completed manuscript in hand

Writing a book in twenty-six days may seem impossible especially if you don’t write full-time but in “Write-A-Thon,” Rochelle Melander will teach you the life skills, performance techniques and writing tools you need to finish your manuscript in less than a month guaranteed!

Available in eBook.

Writing Your Novel From Start to Finish: A Guidebook for the Journey by Joseph Bates

Writing Your Novel From Start to Finish: A Guidebook for the Journey” by Joseph Bates

Equip yourself for the novel-writing journey!Starting a novel is exciting, but finishing it–that’s the real challenge. The journey from beginning to end is rife with forks in the road and dead ends that lead many writers off course. With “Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish: A Guidebook for the Journey,” you’ll navigate the intricacies of crafting a complex work of fiction and complete the journey with confidence and precision.

To maximize your creativity and forward momentum, each chapter offers:

  • Techniques to break down the elements of the novel–from character-building to plotting and pacing
  • Mile Markers to anticipate and overcome roadblocks like ineffective dialogue and “the unchanged protagonist”
  • Guidelines for Going Deeper to explore and implement more nuanced aspects of storytelling, such as finding your voice and the role of theme
  • Try-It-Out Exercises and 27 interactive worksheets that help elevate your writing.

No matter your level of experience or where you are in your project, “Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish” provides the instruction, inspiration, and guidance you need to complete your journey successfully.

Available in Print and eBook.

The Writer's Compass: From Story Map to Finished Draft in 7 Stages by Nancy Ellen Dodd

The Writer’s Compass: From Story Map to Finished Draft in 7 Stages” by Nancy Ellen Dodd

Map Out Your Idea and Finish Your Story in 7 Stages!

How do you tell the story you want to tell and capture your audience’s heart? Regardless of genre or format, to tell your story effectively you must first sort through all the ideas you’ve been toying with-organize them, whip them into shape, and turn them into great writing. “The Writer’s Compass” is here to show you the way. This guide to better writing teaches you to visualize your story’s progress by creating a story map that helps you see all the different components of your story, where these components are going, and, perhaps most importantly, what key components are missing.

You’ll learn to:

  • Develop your ideas into a finished story by working through your writing in 7 thoughtful stages
  • Evaluate and improve your work by mapping out your story’s progress and structure
  • Assess your story’s strengths and weaknesses so you can write the story you want to tell

Whether you’re writing a novel, a short story, a play, or a screenplay, the 7 stage approach of “The Writers Compass” allows you to focus on one aspect of your story at a time-including forming and developing ideas, building strong structures, creating vibrant characters and structuring scenes and transitions.

Troubleshooting Your Novel by Steven James

Troubleshooting Your Novel: Essential Techniques for Identifying and Solving Manuscript Problems” by Steven James

Take your story to the next level of excellence!

You’ve completed the first draft of your novel–now what? Chances are, it’s not perfect…at least not yet. In order to increase your chances of getting a literary agent, selling your manuscript to a publisher, or garnering an audience for your self-published work, you need targeted, practical instruction on tackling the problem areas and weak spots in your story. You need “Troubleshooting Your Novel.”

In this hand-on, easy-to-use guide, award-winning author Steven James provides helpful techniques and checklists, time-saving tricks of the trade, and hundreds of questions for manuscript analysis and revision.

You’ll learn how to:

  • ADJUST elements of story progression, from causality, tension, and setbacks to plot twists, climaxes, and endings.
  • DEVELOP authentic, riveting characters by exploring their attitudes, desires, beliefs, and more.
  • LEARN narrative techniques for elements such as dialogue, flashbacks, suspense, voice, subtext, and flow.
  • ENSURE reader engagement by aligning with their expectations, fulfilling promises, and instilling trust.
  • CHECK issues with context and continuity.You owe your book more than just a polish and a proofread.

Strengthen your story, prepare it for the marketplace, and make it the best it can be with “Troubleshooting Your Novel.”

21 Ways To Double Your Productivity, Improve Your Craft & Get Published! A Field Guide for Writers by Sara Connell

21 Ways To Double Your Productivity, Improve Your Craft & Get Published! A Field Guide for Writers” by Sara Connell

Anyone who’s ever given serious thought to writing will benefit from this boot camp in a book! Sara Connell shares the exact techniques she used to go from unpublished writer to successful author with an agent, book contract, publication in national magazines and a nomination for Elle magazine Book of the Year for her first book, “Bringing in Finn.”

For writers, “21 Ways” is like having a personal writing coach, guiding you through the writing and publishing process, stretching you into your genius and leading you to your greatest success. Aspiring, emerging and established professional writers will benefit from Sara Connell’s coaching expertise on developing author confidence, effective craft strategies and insider tips to get published.

Going beyond the typical recommendations to write every day and celebrate rejections, “21 Ways to Double Your Productivity, Improve Your Craft & Get Published!” offers writers a wealth of innovative strategies to achieve success and creative fulfillment as an author in today’s publishing landscape.

How to Write a Book Proposal: The Insider's Step-by-Step Guide to Proposals that Get You Published by Jody Rein and Michael Larsen

How to Write a Book Proposal: The Insider’s Step-by-Step Guide to Proposals that Get You Published” by Jody Rein and Michael Larsen

The Essential Resource for Selling Your Book!

If you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents and publishers with a knock-your-socks-off proposal. Whether you’re seeking a traditional press to publish your self-published book or trying to win over an agent for your graphic novel, memoir, or nonfiction title, you need an irresistible proposal. The better your proposal, the better the editor, publisher and deal you will get. Nailing your proposal requires an understanding of how publishers work and how to brand yourself, build a platform and structure your book. You’ll learn it all in this breezy top-to-bottom revision of the classic 100,000-copy best-seller.

Inside “How to Write a Book Proposal,” you will find:

  • Examples of successful proposals that earned six-figure deals
  • Guidance from agents, publishers, and writers
  • Ways to customize your proposal
  • Strategies for proposals in the Digital Age
  • Effective structures for narrative writers
  • A list of the “Top Ten Proposal Killers”

This sassy, thorough guide from industry professionals Jody Rein and Michael Larsen will become your go-to for advice about publishing.

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market

“Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market 2018” is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. This edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more, and each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips.

Inside “Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market,” you’ll find valuable tips for:

  • How to take your readers on a roller-coaster ride by mastering the art of the unexpected
  • Weaving foreshadowing and echoing into your story
  • Discovering the DNA – dialogue, narrative, and action – dwelling inside all memorable characters
  • Gaining insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including Steve Berry, Liane Moriarty, Junot Díaz, and more

Available in Print and eBook.

Writing Tips – Articles

How to Write the First Draft of a Novel in 30 Days – The Guardian

5 Steps to Writing a Novel in 30 Days – Grammarly

20 Ways to Write a Book in 30 Days – Inc.

30 Tips for Writing a Book in 30 Days – Writer’s Digest

Writing a Novel in a Month: Is it Possible and Should You Try? – NY Book Editors

How to Finish Writing a Novel in 30 Days – Bustle


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10 Picture Books to Help Tackle Tough Topics

In daunting times, many adults find themselves feeling anxious or scared about the future of the world around them. It’s important to remember that young children may be feeling the same way about their experiences or situations. Hearing something scary on the news, encountering a bully, dealing with a death in the family, or learning their parents are divorcing are all tough topics. Reading a book with a worried child may help. This can give the child and caregiver a time to connect and find comfort with each other. It can also give the child an opportunity to ask questions and start a conversation about their concerns.

Below, are a selection of picture books for tough topics …

Death, Dying, Grief

Ida, always by Caron Levis

Ida, Always by Caron Levis; illustrations by Charles Santoso

When his best friend and fellow polar bear, Ida, becomes terminally ill, a sad Gus spends their final days together whispering, sniffling, cuddling, and laughing with Ida in their home at the Central Park Zoo.

The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown

The Dead Bird Story by Margaret Wise Brown; pictures by Christian Robinson

This heartwarming classic picture book by beloved children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown is beautifully reillustrated for a contemporary audience by the critically acclaimed, award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson.

One day, the children find a bird lying on its side with its eyes closed and no heartbeat. They are very sorry, so they decide to say good-bye. In the park, they dig a hole for the bird and cover it with warm sweet-ferns and flowers. Finally, they sing sweet songs to send the little bird on its way.

The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr

The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr

Through the lens of a pet fish who has lost his companion, Todd Parr tells a moving and wholly accessible story about saying goodbye. Touching upon the host of emotions children experience, Todd reminds readers that it’s okay not to know all the answers, and that someone will always be there to support them. An invaluable resource for life’s toughest moments.

Divorce

Monday, Wednesday, and every other weekend / Karen Stanton

Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend by Karen Stanton

Henry Cooper and his dog Pomegranate have two houses. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and every other weekend, they live with Mama in her new apartment, but on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other weekend, they live with Papa in his new house.

Henry and Pomegranate are happy as they dance with Mama and sing with Papa, but Henry knows that sometimes Pomegranate gets confused and just wants to go . . . home.

This gentle and accessible story about dealing with the many changes that come with divorce is beautifully brought to life by author Karen Stanton’s vivid and memorable illustrations.

Two homes / Claire Masurel ; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

Two Homes by Claire Masurel ; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

At Mommy’s house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy’s house, Alex has a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroom and lots of friends to play with. But whether Alex is with Mommy or with Daddy, one thing always stays the same — Alex is loved.  Claire Masurel’s gently reassuring text focuses on what is gained instead of what is lost when parents divorce. Kady MacDonald Denton has sensitively created all the small details of two distinctly different homes, while firmly establishing Alex’s place in both of them. Two Homes will help children — and parents — embrace even the most difficult of changes with an open and optimistic heart.

News

Come with me / Holly M. McGhee ; illustrated by Pascal Lemaître

Come With Me by Holly M. McGhee; illustrated by Pascal Lemaître

When the news reports are flooded with tales of hatred and fear, a girl asks her papa what she can do to make the world a better place. “Come with me,” he says. Hand-in-hand, they walk to the subway, tipping their hats to those they meet. The next day, the girl asks her mama what she can do—her mama says, “Come with me,” and together they set out for the grocery, because one person doesn’t represent an entire race or the people of a land. After dinner that night, the little girl asks if she can do something of her own—walk the dog . . . and her parents let her go. “Come with me,” the girl tells the boy across the hall. Walking together, one step at a time, the girl and the boy begin to see that as small and insignificant as their part may seem, it matters to the world. In this lyrical and timely story, author Holly M. McGhee and illustrator Pascal Lemaître champion the power of kindness, bravery, and friendship in the face of uncertainty.

No bad news / written by Kenneth Cole ; photographs by John Ruebartsch

No Bad News by Kenneth Cole; photographs by John Ruebartsch

On his way to get a haircut, Marcus is dismayed by the bad things he sees in his urban neighborhood but, after hearing his friends in the barbershop talk about the many good things in their African-American community, he finds that on the way home he sees nothing but good news. On his way to get a haircut, Marcus is dismayed by the bad things he sees in his urban neighborhood but, after hearing his friends in the barbershop talk about the many good things in their African-American community, he finds that on the way home he sees nothing but good news.

Bullying

Llama Llama and the bully goat / Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama likes to sing.

Gilroy laughs at everything.

Llama sings out just the same.

Gilroy says a not-nice name.

Teacher has some things to say:

calling names is not OK.

Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn’t sure what to do. And then he remembers what his teacher told him—walk away and tell someone. It works! But then Llama Llama feels badly. Can he and Gilroy try to be friends again?

Taking on a difficult but important part of children’s lives, Anna Dewdney gives readers a way to experience and discuss bullying in a safe and comforting way.

Also available in eBook.

Ben rides on / by Matt Davies

Ben Rides On by Matt Davies

Ben rides his new bicycle the very, very long way to school but Adrian Underbite, perhaps the world’s largest third-grader, takes the bike anyway and later, when Ben finds Adrian in trouble, he must decide whether or not to help the larcenous bully.

Lion vs. Rabbit / by Alex Latimer

Lion vs Rabbit by Alex Latimer

Lion bullies all the other animals until finally they can’t take it anymore. They post an ad, asking for help. One animal after another tries and fails to defeat Lion. Can no one stop him? Finally, a rabbit arrives. No one thinks that such a small animal will be brave enough or strong enough to defeat Lion. But perhaps this rabbit is smart enough?

Originally posted by Toledo Lucas County Public Library blogger Kelly P. at http://www.toledolibrary.org/blog/10-picture-books-to-help-tackle-tough-topics.

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The Steinem Sisters Collection: Feminism at Toledo Library!

An exciting new collection is available at the Toledo Library!

Introducing – The Steinem Sisters Collection:

In December 2017, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) began working with the Steinem’s Sisters Collective to acquire their lending library when their previous home, the People Called Women Bookstore, changed ownership. The Steinem’s Sisters Collective Lending Library was formed in 2014. It was established to honor Gloria Steinem in her hometown and fill an information and community need. The collection includes a wide variety of feminist resources designed to sustain feminist thought, values, and culture by inspiring learning, spreading knowledge, and strengthening the local feminist community.

Housed in the Humanities Department at the Main Library, The Steinem Sisters Collection celebrates the lives and achievements of women; champions their historical, cultural and political contributions; and strives to provide a welcoming space for women of all walks of life to share their truths. The types of materials we collect are first and foremost “feminist materials” – which are those materials that uphold women’s rights and interests in defining and promoting political, economic, personal, racial and social equality. In partnership with TLCPL’s institutional values, the Steinem Sisters Collection seeks to be welcoming of all the complex and diverse voices that comprise the modern feminist movement; to be innovative in the programming we provide; and collaborative with community members and local women’s organizations in order to broaden the reach of the collection.

Steinem Sisters Temporary Location At Main Library

Above all else, the Steinem Sisters Collection is meant to be useful to our community, to reflect the diverse nature of that community and the way feminism intersects with the various aspects of identity.

Please visit The Steinem Sisters Collection at its temporary location in the Humanities Department at the Main Library. The collection will be accessible by request while the
Main Library is closed for renovations and we will have a permanent and dedicated space when Main reopens in 2019!

In the meantime, please keep a look out for some exciting feminist programs we will be hosting throughout the system starting in September.

Why Feminism at the Public Library?

Feminism.

It is a simple word that can provoke a variety of passionate responses. With the introduction of the Steinem Sisters Collection at the Library, it is important that we investigate the question of why and how a public library can participate in critical librarianship in relation to housing a feminist collection and providing related programming.

I think this discussion could start with Dr. Angela Y. Davis who said:

Feminism involves so much more than gender equality and it involves so much more than gender. . . Feminism must involve a consciousness of capitalism and racism and colonialism and post-colonialists, and ability and more genders than we can even imagine and more sexualities than we ever thought we could name.

Public Libraries and professionally trained librarians are in a unique position to be engaged in our community, by creating programs, providing access to archival materials and encouraging discovery. Where Davis reminds us that many forms of feminism can give us a way to name multiple forms of oppression, feminism can also liberate us, and provoke us to imagine and name possibilities. Librarians as gatekeepers hold the key to these possibilities for every individual who walk through our library doors.

Feminism can be, and has been, defined in many ways and from all different perspectives. But when I talk about feminism, I’m talking about a lens that makes visible, and gives voice to, the unique and intersecting oppression women experience due to the dominant patriarchal culture; and thus, by naming it and making that oppression visible, feminism in a public library setting allows for the transforming of culture so that women are humanized and treated with the respect owed to all of humanity.

Upcoming Steinem Sisters Collection Programs

Steinem Sisters Collection Opening Celebration

July 9 | 6:00 p.m. | Main Library – Huntington Room

Talking Circle With Steinem Sisters Collective

Sep. 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Reynolds Corners Branch Library
Nov. 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Reynolds Corners Branch Library

The Silent Witness Project Exhibit

Oct. 1 – Nov. 2 | During Library Hours | Reynolds Corners Branch Library

Feminist Book Discussion

Oct. 3 | 6:30 p.m. | Reynolds Corners Branch Library
Dec. 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Reynolds Corners Branch Library

Recognizing Domestic Violence

Oct. 4 | 1:00 p.m. | Waterville Branch Library
Oct. 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Oregon Branch Library

Children and Domestic Violence

Oct. 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Reynolds Corners Branch Library
Oct. 24 | 7:00 p.m. | Maumee Branch Library

A Sampling of the Steinem Sisters Collection

My life on the road / Gloria Steinem
Eloquent rage : a black feminist discovers her superpower / Brittney Cooper
Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town / Jon Krakauer
Reset : my fight for inclusion and lasting change / Ellen Pao
Women who run with the wolves : myths and stories of the wild woman archetype / Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Sharp : the women who made an art of having an opinion / Michelle Dean
Not that bad : dispatches from rape culture / edited by Roxane Gay
Sex object : a memoir / Jessica Valenti
First they killed my father : a daughter of Cambodia remembers / Loung Ung
A room of one's own / Virginia Woolf ; foreword by Mary Gordon
Ain't I a woman : Black women and feminism / by Bell Hooks
The essential feminist reader / edited and with an introduction by Estelle B. Freedman
When everything changed : the amazing journey of American women from 1960 to the present / Gail Collins
Geek girl rising : inside the sisterhood shaking up tech / Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens
The Warrior queens / Antonia Fraser

Related Toledo Library Blog Posts

For the Feminist Curious: A Steinem Sisters Collection Book List

Jane Austen’s Hidden Feminism


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Podcasts: What are They and Why Should I Care?

I have a confession to make; I can’t stop listening to podcasts. For years now, people have asked me what book I’m reading/listening to and most of the time I shamefully mumble something about not having much time, or finding it difficult to discover new books I like. This, however, is a bold-faced lie. The truth is that podcasts have taken over my life. I listen to them when I’m cleaning, driving, getting ready, falling asleep, waking up, cooking (ok, that’s a stretch – more like microwaving). Just ask my husband who so graciously hid his eye rolls for almost an entire year when every other sentence out of my mouth was “I was listening to This American Life…”

To all of you who are reading this asking, “What’s a podcast?” – my response is: only the greatest invention to be popularized by the smartphone. Imagine being able to listen to your favorite radio broadcast at any time, in any place. Or consuming bite-sized documentaries that are delivered to your phone automatically and captivate from the first minute. And the best part is that anyone (even you!) can make and distribute a podcast, making the range of content available absolutely remarkable. I know what you’re thinking, “But Allison, how do we know what is worth listening to and what’s not if anyone can make anything?” Never fear. That’s what I’m here for.

Below you will find a list of some of the best freely-available podcasts around. They cover a breadth of topics to suit anyone’s interests as well as provide an easy route to discover something new. Most smartphones have a podcast app preloaded on the device at purchase where these titles can be found. They can also be found on the respective websites for each cast.

And once you’ve listened through this list and decided to become a podcaster yourself, come on down to the King Road or West Toledo branch libraries where our recording studios are waiting to turn your podcast idea into my next obsession.

General Interest

This American Life

No list of podcasts would be complete without This American Life. One of the longest running NPR offerings, Ira Glass’s iconic radio show looks at different aspects of life in America (and sometimes beyond) and offers new perspectives on ideas of all kinds. So many people you’ve probably heard of have contributed to TAL including David Sedaris, David Rakoff, Sarah Vowell, John Hodgeman, and many (many, many more). Personal favorites of mine are episodes 107: Trail of Tears and 199: House on Loon Lake.

Listen Alikes:

Invisibilia

Strangers


True Crime

Serial

If you’ve heard of any of these, chances are it’s Serial, the smash-hit from 2014 that dove deep into a murder that took place back in 1999. Because it’s unsolved? No. A man named Adnan Syed is currently serving time for the crime. But should he be? Sarah Koenig investigates and tells the story episode by episode, sometimes only hours after she has learned new developments herself. If you want a story that is all but guaranteed to hook you, this is where you should start. (Seriously, before this no one would have guessed that cell phone records could be so enthralling.) This one requires serial listening (Get it? 😉 ) so you’ll want to start with Ep. 1: The Alibi.

Listen Alikes:

In the Dark

Criminal


Science and Technology

Radiolab

Polar opposites and conversational wizards Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich explore all things science in a way that feels a little closer to performance art than information sharing. From the beautifully haunting contributions of the late Oliver Sacks in episodes such as “Oliver Sacks’ Table of Elements” to episodes like “The Ceremony” that are just plain creepy, Radiolab is a show for those people who are fascinated by the intricacies of the world we live in.

Listen Alikes:

99% Invisible

Every Little Thing


Myth and Folklore

Lore

I like to call this “Are You Afraid of the Dark: Adult Edition.” Lore takes true stories that frighten and disturb and turns them into campfire-style tales. Recently made into a TV show as well, it is best if listened to on a long night drive or with the lights dimmed. Fans of The Twilight Zone will appreciate its anthology-style storytelling and the added bonus is that these stories actually happened. Where to start? Ep. 2: The Bloody Pit


History

Revisionist History

Malcolm Gladwell is very likely a familiar name to you from his best-selling books Blink, The Tipping Point, and What the Dog Saw. In Revisionist History, Gladwell takes all the energy and enthusiasm he has for storytelling and applies it to ideas that we think we already understand. His brand of thinking deeply on topics that seem obvious on their surface works especially well in the podcast format. Check out “Hallelujah,” in which Gladwell examines the idea of genius and how it emerges in individuals.

Radiolab Presents: More Perfect

A podcast about the Supreme Court of the United States? Really? Yup. And it’s even better than you could ever imagine. From tales of its inception to the cases being argued today, More Perfect delves deep into the backstories of the people behind the cases and offers an in-depth view on how the court arrives at its decisions. Personal favorites of mine include “Kittens Kick the Giggly Blue Robot All Summer,” which looks at the very early years of the court while it was still finding its place in our system of law and “The Political Thicket,” in which we see just a glimpse of the pressure that serving on the court entails.

Listen Alike:

Stuff You Missed in History Class


Current Issues

Embedded

Embedded reporting is a long-standing tradition within the journalism field, but with Embedded (the podcast), Kelly McEvers takes this to the next level. By focusing in on a story currently in the news and placing herself in the center of the action, McEvers provides a unique type of insight into issues that can seem too big to be ever fully understood. In the gripping episode “The Capital,” McEvers ventures to the murder capital of the world, El Salvador, and spends 24 hours in the capital city, San Salvador, where she witnesses first-hand the gang violence that grips the nation. It’s edge-of-your-seat listening and just one example of an overall stellar body of work. Intrigued? – Check out the entire list of casts.

Listen Alikes:

The Daily

Reveal


Sports

30 for 30

What? Think I forgot about you, sports fans? Never. 30 for 30 will be familiar to you as a fan of sports/watcher of ESPN. The TV show has established itself as the most excellent avenue to the behind-the-scenes (off-the-field?) stories of the athletes we love. The jump to podcast was only natural and has only improved the long-form sports story. Whether it’s the tale of Madden and his videogame domination or the fight to open Wrigleyville up to night games, 30 for 30 is a must-listen for any die-hard fans who seek to know more about their favorite teams/players/sports than what you can get from just watching the main event.

Listen Alike:

The Bill Simmons Podcast


If you like the podcasts featured above, you may also like these great radio programs available at your local library …
NPR driveway moments [spoken CD] : radio stories that won't let you go. Moms
NPR Driveway Moments – Moms

Audio | Pocket AudioeAudioStories from the National Public Radio archives celebrate moms and motherhood. Stories so compelling you’ll stay in your car to hear them through – even if you’re sitting in your own driveway. Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal captures your attention with colorful tales for and about moms.
NPR Driveway Moments for Dads

Audio | eAudio

Funny, comforting, and nostalgic, kind of like Dad. Driveway Moments for Dad is over 100 minutes of NPR at its finest. You’ll want it for your father and yourself, and for those you know who frequently finds themselves in their driveways, tuned to NPR, listening to the end of a story.

NPR driveway moments for dads [spoken CD]
NPR funniest driveway moments [spoken CD]
NPR Funniest Driveway Moments

Audio | Pocket AudioeAudio

NPR Funniest Driveway Moments includes stories and interviews from your favorite NPR commentators and guests such as David Sedaris, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Dame Edna, Larry David, Darryl Littleton, Justice Stephen Breyer, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, and more. Literate, intelligent, and droll, each tale is worth hearing again and again, and now you don’t have to stay in your car to do so.

NPR Driveway Moments – Love Stories

Audio | eAudio

NPR presents tales about the love we share: unforgettable stories of unlikely matches, love lost and found, the ties that bind families together, and of course romance.

NPR driveway moments. Love stories. [spoken CD]

Originally posted by Toledo Lucas County Public Library blogger Allison F. at http://www.toledolibrary.org/blog/podcasts-what-are-they-and-why-should-i-care.

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Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block

by Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Creativity or creative inspiration may hit all at once or not at all for some writers. Those moments of nothingness are annoying, because they bring all creative projects to a halt, especially when they’re for school or cover topics that aren’t all that interesting. Writer’s block is one of the biggest problems that writers run into, both amateur and professional.

The library is a writer’s best resource, because there’s something for every type of writer. Poets – check out Writing Poetry from the Inside Out by Sandford Lyne if you’re looking for proper formations. If you’re interested in writing a memoir or an autobiography, try Write Your Life Story by Michael Oke. Struggling with ideas? Look into the Story Starter online for randomly generated writing prompts or even Fred D. White’s Where do you get your ideas? to find a concept and bring it to fruition. Just Write by James Scott Bell is another good one for fiction writers. And Writer’s Digest is a great website and magazine that’s highly recommended for general advice from experienced authors. Finally, don’t forget about the mechanics (i.e., grammar and citations). If you would like to become a grammar guru, definitely search for the Owl online for writing those pesky, exhausting college papers or William Strunk’s The Elements of Style.

Mess of Typewriter Ribbon - flickr
Photo by Julie Rybarczyk (flickr, some rights reserved).

While people may offer pseudointellectual advice on the subject – the best thing to do is tell yourself writer’s block doesn’t exist – it’s a mental construct. It’s difficult to avoid criticizing your own work, often hating it immediately after it’s written. However, if you just write whatever comes to mind, you’ll give yourself ideas to branch out from. For example, go outside when you feel like all of your creativity has dried up. Note every single thing that nature provides – like the birds flying overhead or the specific tangerine shade of the sky. Write everything and anything you see, think, and hear. Don’t pay attention to whether or not people will like what you write, just write what you would want to read. Try using the resources available to you, and remember, keep on writing, no matter what.

Books on Writing

The Elements of style / by William Strunk Jr. ; with revisions, an introduction, and a chapter on writing by E.B. White ; [foreword by Roger Angell]
Write your life story : how to organize and record your memories for family and friends to enjoy / Michael Oke
Around the writer's block : using brain science to solve writer's resistance / Rosanne Bane
Where do you get your ideas? : a writer's guide to transforming notions into narratives / Fred White
Just write : creating unforgettable fiction and a rewarding writing life / James Scott Bell
Writing poetry from the inside out : finding your voice through the craft of poetry / Sandford Lyne

Web Resources

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Story Starter

Writer’s Digest

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