Turn Ideas Into Stories

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and we have the perfect workshops for you.

If you’re a writer or aspiring to become one, NaNoWriMo is a great place to get your story flowing with the month-long challenge to write a 50,000-word manuscript. We want to help you succeed in your writing goals, so we’ve put together a series of writing workshops meeting on Saturdays beginning at 10 am at Haggard Library. Each workshop is followed-up with dedicated writing time and space at the library from 11 am – 12 pm.

Our first workshop on November 2 – Oh, I Have An Idea – is all about turning your ideas into a full story using a step-by-step process. As a group, you’ll discuss plot guidelines, mind mapping, scene creation and knowing your ending.

Plano Library puppet stars have a novel idea for a book

If you’re looking for some reading material on how to write a novel, check out these titles from our catalog. You can see our full NaNoWriMo inspiration reading list here:

Staff teaching a writing workshop at the library
Our staff are excited to share novel-writing tips and tricks with you!

Don’t forget to come by our workshops! These are the perfect way to learn more about the writing process with your peers, as well as learn about library resources to help you succeed. Each meets at Haggard Library at 10 am on the dates below. No registration required!

  • November 2: Oh, I Have an Idea! Learn a systematic process of turning an idea into a full story
  • November 9: Characters: the Good, the Bad and the Passerby. Better manage your characters by dividing them into tiers
  • November 16: Let’s Write Captivating Dialogue! Get the in-depth scoop on making dialogue meaningful and dynamic
  • November 23: The Opening Scene, Revisited: make your novel opening more suitable to the story as a whole
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