Revision Decisions

Revision

After such a successful run with Camp NaNoWriMo in April, we’ve decided to offer a special workshop for writers in May to deal with some of the tasks in the revision process. This workshop isn’t just for Camp NaNo-ers, it’s for anyone who would like to know a little more about revising their work, and to give everyone a few tools to go home and work on their writing. We’ll cover line edits, the bigger picture, and how to deal with the problems that plague writers in their first drafts.

No registration is required, but please join us on TUESDAY, MAY 13th from 6-8pm.  Bring along the first page or so of whatever you’re working on, and be prepared to discuss it. We’ll do our best to get to everyone, but the general ideas of revision will apply to all. It would be great, too, if you have a pitch idea for your work (also called an elevator pitch), something that tells us what your piece is about in a few sentences.

We’re looking forward to seeing all of our Camp NaNo-ers, and we hope to meet some new writers from our community that night, too!

They Came & They Wrote!

It’s the end of Week #2 in the Camp NaNoWriMo novel writing challenge, and our aspiring authors joined us at the library this past Sunday for a fun write-in. They brought lap-tops, tablets, scraps of paper, pens, coffee and inspiration! And then they wrote!

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We had lots of fun things planned for the afternoon, which was especially great because the library was closed to the public. Everyone picked their favourite spot and got down to business.

 

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Word sprints were the most exciting part of the afternoon…short 30-minute blasts of writing as much as possible. We even handed out prizes to the people who wrote the most in that time period.  It was tough, but everyone gave it their best shot.

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We still have 12 people writing with us this month, and everyone is making great headway! A couple of the writers have been coming into the library on almost a daily basis to either work in a quiet space, or use one of our computers.  It’s been fun to hear their breakthroughs and learn about their accomplishments.  And those that have been writing at home have sent emails every few days to report in.

We’re still sending out daily emails to give encouragement and lots of helpful tips to keep everyone focused and moving forward with their work. I can’t wait to see how the next two weeks will go! Don’t worry, we’ll keep you posted!

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Camp NaNoWriMo Week One Report

mug(Isn’t this a great mug? One of our writers made it especially for the occasion!)

While we’re not through the first week of Camp NaNoWriMo completely, we made it through four days. And what exciting days these have been! After our wonderful Camp Kick-Off event last week, we hoped everyone who attended would decide to write with us, and we weren’t disappointed!! It was difficult for some to wait until April 1st to start writing, but they did it, and I’ve had some great feedback so far. Yay, writers!

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We’ll keep you up to date on how our writers are doing as we go along. It’s going to be a great month!

 

It’s Camp NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Day!

NaNoWriMo2014We’re hosting a very special Kick-Off Party tonight for writers in our community. It’s Camp NaNoWriMo at the library! For the entire month of April, we’re inviting writers to come to the library to try to write a novel in 30 days. It’s going to be so much fun!  We’ll have surprises, special word sprints, maybe even a plot ninja or two! Want to know more?

Drop by the library tonight from 6 – 7 pm for a special presentation. We’ll answer all your questions and more! Be prepared for a month of fun…and maybe you’ll even write a book in the process!

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