TAG: writing

Pursuing the NaNoWriMo challenge

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Teens on October 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NaNoWriMoChallenge1 By Gwendolyn Haley I love fall. October is not only a month of apples, pumpkins, and halloween costumes, but also planning the next big writing project. We are a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) family. My husband has completed the 50,000 word challenge for several years, and last year our 14-year-old daughter penned 37,888 words of […]

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Get ready for the best NaNoWriMo of your life

Posted in News on October 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

NaNoWriMo_Feature 50,000 words in 30 days—are you up to the challenge? We’re here to help you write your story! Get ready for the best NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) of your life with a special NaNoWriMo Mini-Conference on Saturday, October 31 at the Moran Prairie Library from 10am–5:30pm. Aspiring writers can register for workshops taught by […]

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SpoYo is coming!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on September 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SpoYo By Sheri Boggs Where can you meet Amulet creator Kazu Kibuishi in person, ask Nick Bruel where he comes up with all of Bad Kitty’s crazy antics, and find out about what will happen in the next installment of S.E. Grove’s wildly popular Mapmakers trilogy? The answer is right here in Spokane at the first […]

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SCBWI: Step right up!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SCBWI_StepRightUp By Sheri Boggs Thinking about writing for kids and teens? Your local Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference has everything you need! If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to write and publish kids’ books in today’s competitive market, you owe it to yourself to visit your local chapter of the […]

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Where to find free science fiction & fantasy short stories online

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SciFiandFantasy_ShortStories By Brian Vander Veen I rarely had the attention span as a teen to tackle full-length novels. I read quite a few role-playing game manuals, comics, and various permutations of Choose Your Own Adventure books, but not a lot of actual novels. The Hobbit, Neuromancer, and several books from the Dragonlance franchise were among the few […]

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Even a Superhero Needs a Fresh Resume

Posted in Business and Careers, For You on May 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Close-up Of Young Businesswoman Reading Resume At Desk By Aileen Luppert Last year I was lucky enough to participate in a grant studying career development strategies. The training I received included a review of recent resume trends. So much has changed in the last ten years—enough to make me blush and blanch about my own outdated resume. When was the last time you refreshed your resume? If […]

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The Romance and Rewards of NaNoWriMo

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on November 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Chapter 1 written on old typewriter. by Cara Strickland Confession: I’ve always secretly wanted to do NaNoWriMo. For those who might be unfamiliar with this concept, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an attempt to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1 and November 30 (at 11:59pm). I went to college to write fiction, gave up writing for a while […]

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Supporting Your Local NaNoWriMo Writer

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Lot of paperballs trash By Gwendolyn Haley Every year, I dread the arrival of November, because it means I have to say goodbye to my husband for a month while he participates in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), by attempting to write a novel of 50,000 words in one month. Sure, he’s still at home, but when your loved […]

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Dealing With Creative Block

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

FEature_CreativeBlock By Cara Strickland It happens to all of us: the blank screen, the empty studio, the silent singing voice. Occasionally, we’re all visited by block of one kind or another. What’s a creative person to do? Although some blocks just take time to lift and lessen, there are a few things I’ve found to help […]

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Literary Lessons

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on October 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LiteraryLessons By Sheri Boggs I’m a little bit addicted to books about writing. And workshops about writing. And conferences and tote bags and online courses and story dice. My office is spilling over with titles like The Nighttime Novelist and The Making of a Story. I can’t move in there without stumbling over gobs of pages of […]

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