Time to Write

A webliography for National Book Month

Do you want to write, but don't know where to start? Maybe one of these resources will help.


The Book That Changed My Life : Interviews with National Book Award Winners and Finalists (Diane Osen)

Making a Literary Life : Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers (Carolyn See)

On Writing : a Memoir of the Craft (Stephen King)

The Pen and Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World (Brenda Miller)

The Spooky Art : Some Thoughts on Writing (Norman Mailer)

Writing from the Heart (Nancy Slonin Aronie)

Writer's Digest magazine

Get Started

A Writer's Workbook : Daily Exercises for the Writing Life (Caroline Sharp)

Writing from Start to Finish : a Six-Step Guide (Kate Grenville)

Start Writing About People and Places (Penny King)

Genre Specific

How to Write Romances (Phyllis Taylor Pianka)

Memories of a Lifetime : How to Collect and Share Your Personal and Family Experiences (Lifetime Entertainment)

You Can Write Your Family History (Sharon DeBartolo Carmack)

The Plot Thickens : 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life (Noah Lukeman)

Poetry Matters : Writing a Poem from the Inside Out (Ralph J. Fletcher)

The Renegade Writer : a Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success (Diana Burrell and Linda Formichelli).

Editing and Publishing

The Writer's Handbook 2002 (Elfrieda Abbe)

Fiction First Aid : Instant Remedies for Novels, Stories, and Scripts (Raymond Obstfeld)

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents : Who They Are! What They Want! And How to Win Them Over! (Jeff Herman)

Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, 2003 : 800+ Editors & Art Directors Who Want Your Work (Alice Pope)

Publicize Your Book! : an Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book the Attention it Deserves (Jacqueline Deval)

Thinking Like Your Editor : How to Write Serious Nonfiction - And Get it Published (Susan Rabiner).

Handmade Books

Bookbinding Basics (Paola Rosati)

The Handmade Book (Angela James)

Making and Keeping Creative Journals (Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott)

Young Authors

Guts : The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books (Gary Paulsen)

Hole in My Life (Jack Gantos)

In Print! : 40 Cool Publishing Projects for Kids (Joe Rhatigan)

Seeing the Blue Between : Advice and Inspiration for Young Poets (Paul B. Janeczko)

Support and Encouragement (Writing groups that meet at the Library)

Children's Writers Group
The Write Way group
Young Writers Club
Writer's Quarterly