Tagged writing

Get Creative Through the DIY Method of Zine Making!

A zine (pronounced zeen) is a small-circulation, self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images. Usually hand-made using found materials and simple supplies, zines can be about any topic and take various shapes and…

Look to Spring with the Spring Reading Challenge

Turn the page to a new season with the Free Library’s Spring Reading Challenge ! Readers of all ages—whether individually or as part of a classroom or group —can create accounts online to earn badges and have fun…

It's National Novel Writing Month—Get Motivated to Start Writing Your Own Book!

If you totaled up all your tweets, comments, texts, and Facebook posts for one day, do you think they might add up to 1,667 words? They might very well – in which case, why not try your hand at NaNoWriMo , or, as…

Submit Your Short Story for the PLA's National Writing Contest!

From Tuesday, September 25 through Tuesday, October 30, the Public Library Association (PLA) – a division of the American Library Association (ALA) – will be accepting submissions of original works of short fiction for a…

Passion = Poetry: Be the Next Youth Poet Laureate!

There’s something about writing poetry that sparks the need to shape the community around us. It inspires us to engage with others, it encourages reflection—and it incites change. Maybe conveying some larger truth within a…

Plugging Away For NaNoWriMo? Let The Free Library Help You Across the Finish Line!

November is the quintessential month of community, tying the nation and families together in a cranberry and pumpkin spice-scented weave of traffic jams and tryptophan that decoct into something rare and ephemeral: home. Writers, from…

"Fangs to Flesh" - A World Builders Writing Club Submission

The  World Builders Writing Club  is a diverse group of aspiring authors who meet once a month and showcase some of their work on the Free Library blog. Please enjoy this first look at a new work-in-progress by one…

"Nessa's Flower" - A World Builders Writing Submission

The  World Builders Writing Club  is a diverse group of aspiring authors who meet once a month and showcase some of their work on the Free Library blog. Please enjoy this first look at a new work-in-progress by one…

"I Fall For You Even Every Time" - World Builders Writing Club Submission

The  World Builders Writing Club  is a diverse group of aspiring authors who meet once a month and showcase some of their work on the Free Library blog. Please enjoy this first look at a new work-in-progress by one…

"Stick-Figure Bobby" - A World Builders Writing Submission

The  World Builders Writing Club  is a diverse group of aspiring authors who meet once a month and showcase some of their work on the Free Library blog. Please enjoy this first look at a new work-in-progress by one…

"The Basics" - A World Builders Writing Submission

The  World Builders Writing Club  is a diverse group of aspiring authors who meet once a month and showcase some of their work on the Free Library blog. Please enjoy this first look at a new work-in-progress by one…

World Builders - The Writing Club for Free Thinkers

The World Builders Writing Club is a diverse group of aspiring authors who meet once a month and will be showcasing some of their work on the Free Library blog. Please enjoy this first look at a new work-in-progress by one of our…

World Builders - A Writing Club for Free Thinkers

The World Builder's Writing Club is a diverse group of aspiring authors. The group's main focus is creating original works of  speculative fiction  (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, urban fiction, and their…

“A Book That Shaped Me” Writing Contest

Now announcing a great opportunity for rising 5 th  and 6 th  graders! The Library of Congress is holding a writing contest entitled “A Book That Shaped Me.” This will encourage children “to reflect on a book…

National Novel Writing Month

Always wanted to write the "Great American Novel" but put it off because of any myriad of reasons (didn't know where to start, needed motivation, general procrastination)? Well, this is your month to turn over a new leaf…