Tuesday, November 5, 2013
November is National Novel Writing Month. That's NaNoWriMo for you acronym lovers. Of course, we have a book display for that.
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You, too, can write a novel. Look at all the books we have in our various fiction collections throughout the Library. Somebody wrote all those books. Why not you?
We have many excellent "how-to" books about writing different fiction genres, or just writing fiction generally. As you browse our novels on display--written by ordinary folks like you (but not like moi, as I am extraordinary)--you're bound to see that regular Joes and Janes can crank out these volumes alongside their more famous counterparts. Plus, it's easy to release your works with small publishing firms (the so-called vanity presses) or digital publishers such as Amazon.com. Digitization has democratized fiction publishing. Admittedly, quite a pile of it is bad, but, hey, even great writers began with less-than-stellar efforts.
You owe it to the world to share your creativeness. I do. So should you.
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat
P.S. "Paperback Writer," by the Beatles, pretty much sums up the entire writer wannabe scenario. This was a chart-topping single (1966) that later appeared on the compilation album Hey Jude (1970).