We are nearing the end of what has become a global annual event for creative writers everywhere! NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) first began 19 years ago in July 1999 when freelance writer Chris Baty originated the project in San Francisco with a mere 21 participants. By the following year the project had gained a website and had been … More 5 Top Writing Tips! (NaNoWriMo)
We at Martial Rose Library feel that graphic novels are a rather under-appreciated art form, often all being lumped together as if they’re all the same genre, tell the same stories and feature the same characters. Well, that’s not the case at all so together we decided our Staff Picks of our large and varied graphic … More Staff Picks: Graphic Novels
It is the last week of term before Christmas and so to see us on our way, here are some rather interesting literary facts with a Christmassy theme! Harper Lee’s Christmas Present Harper Lee met Truman Capote when they were five years old and living next door to each other in Monroeville, Alabama. They became very close. … More Have Yourself a Literary Christmas
It is almost the end of another NaNoWriMo but for those writers amongst you who have chosen this year as your first time to participate in it, hopefully it will be just the beginning of a long lasting hobby or career in writing. To help spur you on beyond November here are a small selection … More Writers: their havens and routines
Chelsea, one of our interns, shares her experiences… Every year, throughout the month of November, a non-profit organisation by the name of ‘NaNoWriMo’ hosts a global online writing event; an event which has seen the publication of hundreds of novel as an outcome! National Novel Writing Month – aka. NaNoWriMo – encourages budding writers to … More NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month!