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Writing Resouces

Want to write fiction but need help improving your talent? The Waukegan Public Library has the how-to books you or your children need to learn more about writing.

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 Creative Writing Resources at the Waukegan Public Library

 

Breathing Life into Your Characters by Rachel Ballon

 

The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel by Hallie Ephron

 

How Not to Get Published by Claire Gillman

 

Fiction Writer’s Workshop by Josip Novakovich

 

45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters by Victoria Schmidt

 

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose

 

The Secret Miracle : The Novelist’s Handbook Edited by Daniel Alarcon

 

This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley

 

Write a Novel and Get It Published by Nigel Watts

 

Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randall Scott Ingermanson

 

Writing 21st Century Fiction: High Impact Techniques for Exceptional Storytelling by Donald Maas

 

Write Your Book Now! by Gene Perret

 

If you need additional resources then check out our LINKin catalog. Items are ordered from our partner libraries and take about a week to arrive. You pick up your items and return them here at the Waukegan Public Library.

 

A Subject search for Fiction Authorship brings up 190 records for you.

A Subject search for Fiction Technique bring up 157 records for you.

 

Publishing

Book Publishing 101: Inside Information to Getting Your First Book or Novel Published by Martha Maeda

 

Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market

 

The Everything Guide to Getting Published: Expert Advice for Building a Successful Writing Career by Randy Ladenheim-Gail 

 

Literary market place: LMP

 

Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market edited by Adria Haley

 

Poet’s Market

 

Publish Your Book  by Patricia Fry

 

Writer’s Market published by Writer’s Digest

 

 

 Writing Resources for Children at WPL

 

Be a Creative Writer  by Tish Farrell

 

Fiction by Dan Elish

 

40 Writing Prompts with Graphic Oranizers  by Stefan Czarnecki

 

How to Write a Fairy Tale by Cecilia Minden and Kate Roth

 

How to Write a Mystery by Cecilia Minden and Kate Roth

 

How to Write a Play by Cecilia Minden and Kate Roth

 

How to Write a Poem by Cecilia Minden

 

Just Write by Walter Dean Myers

 

Picture Yourself Writing Drama: Using Photos to Inspire Writing  by Barbara A. Tyler

 

Picture Yourself Writing Fiction: Using Photos to Inspire Writing  by Sheila Griffin Llanas

 

Picture Yourself Writing Poetry: Using Photos to Inspire Writing  by Laura Purdie Salas

 

Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing  by Karen Benke

 

Write Fantasy Fiction in 5 Simple Steps by Laura Lee McKay

 

Write Horror Fiction in 5 Simple Steps by Michael Schuman

 

Write a Romance in 5 simple steps by Jeffrey Edwards Peters

 

Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly by Gail Carson Levine

 

 

   

 Interested in Screenwriting?

 

Intro to Screenwriting [electronic resource] by Sally J. Walker

 

Now Write! Screenwriting: Exercises by Today’s Best Writers and Teachers  by Sherry Ellis with Laurie Lamson

 

Romantic Screenplays 101 [electronic resource] by Sally J. Walker

 

Screenplays by Dan Elish (children’s non-fiction)

 

The Screenwriter’s Handbook 2010  by Barry Turner

 

Screenwriting: A Practical Guide to Pursuing the Art  by Jason Skog  (children’s non-fiction)

 

Screenwriting Secrets in Genre Film by Sally J. Walker

 

A search for Motion Picture Authorship in the LINKin Catalog brings up 158 items for you. Items will take about a week to arrive at your library.