Do you dream of becoming a writer? Do you have a story idea that you can't stop thinking about? If so, join thousands of other aspiring and established writers this November for NaNoWriMo
or National Novel Writing Month. Participants attempt to write an entire 50,000 word novel in a month. Even if you don't finish your novel, it's a great chance to hone your writing skills while getting encouragement from your fellow writers. Start brainstorming now so you can start writing on November 1.
For sixty years, the Paris Review
has interviewed some of the greatest modern writers about their craft. Check out their talks with writers ranging from Ernest Hemingway to Joan Didion to Kurt Vonnegut. Whether you're an aspiring writer, a voracious reader, or a student working on a book report, these interviews will inform and inspire.
Winter and writing go hand in hand. There's nothing quite like a frosty Minnesota day to encourage you to stay inside and write. If you'd like to join a community of fellow writers online, check out Figment
. You can share your work and connect with other writers and readers, all from the cozy comfort of home.
We're approaching the end of the year, and that means it's time for research papers for many students. If you need additional sources for your English paper, look to the Literature Resource Center
. This database contains thousands of articles on authors and their works, and it can even help you to correctly cite the article.
November is NaNoWriMo! What in the world is NaNoWriMo
? It's National Novel Writing Month. Each year, thousands of aspiring and professional writers attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in one month. On the NaNoWriMo website, you can track your progress, get writing tips, and receive feedback from other participants. Start thinking about your Great American Novel now, so you can hit the ground running on November 1!
Learn more about Tennessee Williams's plays, or other favorite authors, poets or playwrights using Junior Reference Collection
. Click on Literature.
SparkNotes also has video
for those times when you need a little extra help understanding the book you're reading for class.