Kim Terry, Director of Marketing and Communications
Published: August 8, 2013
Sometimes it seems as if anyone who can use a pencil can write a book, but there’s a lot more to it than just writing a series of incidents in chronological order.
If you’re ready to find out what’s involved, and then put pen to paper, come to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, for the “Jumpstart the Novel” series of workshops. M.M. Cox, author of the well received Teen Mobster series of YA novels, will instruct and lead discussion for the six-week course that begins on Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m., and continues every Tuesday through September 17.
“The classes are for writers and potential writers who are 18 years old or older,” said librarian Anna Todd. “They’ll learn such fundamental skills as outlining a plot, building characters, following a schedule, overcoming writer’s block, researching markets, and writing a query letter. It’s always great when writing courses are taught by successful published writers.”
The goal for the course is to write 30,000 words in six weeks. There is no charge for the classes and worksheets will be provided by the instructor.
For details call the Belle Isle Library at 843-9601, and for more information about any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.
The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.