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Let's Write That Book

July 7, 2023

Do you want to start writing but don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry! NPL has two great books to get you started.



Writing Down the Bones

Free Your Writing Spirit

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg helps writers create good writing habits. Goldberg candidly reflects on her time as a writing teacher and how practicing Zen meditation helped her achieve success. While this book is not focused on grammar and sentence structure, it does share unconventional tools to strengthen your writing.  


Writing the Breakout Novel

Ready to Breakout

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass helps new authors and published ones who want to bring their work to the next level. As a result of his research, Maass uncovered tips for writing the next bestselling novel and how to stand out in the marketplace. This book will teach you how to create interesting characters, weave subplots into the main story, and build a world. Maass uses examples from best-selling authors, including Anne Perry, to show their methods that put them above their competition.


Additional NPL Support

Do you want to connect with other writers? We have writing clubs that meet at different library locations. Click here to learn more!

lavelle miller


Lavelle Miller Sr. is a U.S. Army Veteran, gamer, podcaster, and mixed-martial artist. He currently works in the Adult Services Division at the Main Library where he strives to inspire and motivate patrons as well as fellow co-workers.

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