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Book Review: On Writing, by Stephen King

On the heels of the spooky thrills of Halloween comes NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. Coincidentally, one of the masters of the horror genre has written a book that will inform and inspire budding writers. Author Stephen King is … Continue reading

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I’ve seen posters around the library promoting NaNoWriMo. What is it, and why should I get involved?

First organized in 1999, National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is an annual challenge taking place each November. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. Though it may seem a little daunting, there … Continue reading

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I’m looking to become a published author, but I’m not sure where to start. Does the library offer anything that can help an aspiring writer?

Even after you’ve finished writing your novel or memoir, the road to publication can still seem daunting with so much information to sift through and so many options. Thankfully, there’s an event happening at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library … Continue reading

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It’s a new year and I’ve set a resolution to write the great American novel I’ve been meaning to write for years. Does the Library have any resources that can help me to get started?

Yes, the Humanities Division on the third floor of the Central Library offers free use of the Frances Sanger Mossiker Writers Study Room to aspiring writers. Ms. Mossiker was an award-winning Dallas historian and philanthropist who used the special writers … Continue reading

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I have an idea for a movie script.  Can the Dallas Public Library help me?

The Dallas Public Library owns several instructional DVDS, including Tales from the Script and the popular The Art of Screenwriting series.  Series volumes cover such topics as adaptation; character; dialogue and description; and narrative and structure. The Dallas Public Library … Continue reading

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