“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” - Richard Bach
Do you have a story just waiting to be told, but aren’t sure how to get started? Stop procrastinating and start writing and honing your craft with these writer’s resources.
Frisco Library offers several writing and publishing classes online through Gale Courses, opens a new window. These instructor-led six week courses are offered each month and have an interactive learning environment. All you need is your library card. Simply search for courses in writing and publishing and click “Enroll Now” to get started!
Some notable courses for burgeoning writers include:
- Writing Essentials, opens a new window
- Beginning Writer's Workshop, opens a new window
- Introduction to Screenwriting, opens a new window
- Keys to Effective Editing, opens a new window
- Mystery Writing, opens a new window
- Writing for Children, opens a new window
- Publish and Sell Your E-books, opens a new window
- Writing Young Adult Fiction, opens a new window
- Travel Writing, opens a new window
- Write Fiction Like A Pro, opens a new window
- Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers, opens a new window
This is a small selection of the courses on writing and publishing available. For a full list visit us online, opens a new window.
Flash Fiction Writing Contest
The Library's Flash Fiction Writing Contest, opens a new window is a fun way to hone your craft! In this annual contest, the Frisco Public Library challenges writers to send in an original work of fiction that is 500 words or less. Submit your entry by March 31, 2021.
- Original unpublished works of 500 words or less in English.
- There is no restriction on style, genre, or theme.
- One entry per person.
- Open to participants ages 18 and up.
- Entrants must live in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.
- The Frisco Public Library reserves the right to reproduce and distribute all submissions.
- Visit the Library's website for submission form, opens a new window.
You don’t have to do this alone. Join a writing group! Write Club is a local writers’ group that provides critiques, support, and networking opportunities to both published and aspiring authors in all genres of writing. From blogger to novelist, all writers are welcome.
Write Club is currently meeting through Zoom the third Wednesday every month. Check out the online calendar, opens a new window to see when they meet next.
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