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Writing a Good Story is Never Easy: Explore Effective Plot Strategies for Your Novel

Posted about 16 days ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, novel plots, story writing tips, writing and writing skills

Learn more about creating powerful plots for your next novel.

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Holiday-Themed Mysteries that are So Good You'll Want to Read Them Year-Round

Posted about 17 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with christmas mysteries, Christmas stories, cozy mysteries, Crime Fiction, detective fiction, holiday mystery novels, holidays, Murder - Investigation - Fiction, murder mysteries, mystery anthologies, mystery fiction, Suspense Fiction and women sleuths

'Tis the season for mysteries ... continue reading to find an extensive selection of holiday-themed mysteries.

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9 Wonderfully Witty, Fast-Paced Funny Fiction Novels

Posted about 19 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, caper novels, character-driven, Crime Fiction, detectives, Domestic Fiction, engaging, family relationships, fast-paced, funny fiction, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, likable, Love Stories, murder mysteries, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, satirical fiction, Short Stories, snarky, suspense, Unconventional and witty

Fans of witty writing and fast-paced stories with humor sprinkled in will love these books.

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Handmade Gift Ideas for People Who Love Crocheting, Knitting and Stitching

Posted about 24 days ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with Amigurumi, crochet, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, felting, handmade gifts, holidays, Hygge, knit, knitting, patterns, sew, sewing, stitch and stitching

Crochet, knit and sew heartfelt gifts year-round.

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Writing Craft: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Everything In Between

Posted about 25 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, storytelling, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn more about writers and the craft of writing with these great resources featuring a host of amazing authors including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pullman and many more.

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5 Perfect Reasons to Use Your Library's eMedia

Posted about 26 days ago by Ryan R

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Movies and Music and Research and Resources | Tagged with digital content, digital music, digital video, download, eMedia, stream, streaming, tablets and technology

Consider these scenarios where the convenience and portability of eMedia really shines! If you're new to eMedia, visit your favorite librarian and they'll get you downloading in no time.

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Adorable Bedtime Stories for Children featuring Owls

Posted about 29 days ago by Maria RT

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals, bedtime stories, happiness, humor , Kindergarten, owls, parent and child, picture books, Preschool, sleeping and stories in rhyme

Colorful and expressive picture books where owls take center stage. Perfect for reading to your kids at bedtime or anytime.

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5 Tips for Writing Mysteries and Thrillers That Will Hook Readers from Start to Finish

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authors , authorship, biographies, creative writing, Detective and mystery stories, literary figures, mystery, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, plot, suspense, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

From plot twists to character development to psychological tension - explore ways to hook the reader and keep their attention from start to finish.

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