8 Best Books About Creative Writing

 According to author Joseph Epstein, 81% of Americans believe that they could write a book. That’s 200 million people! If you’re one of those not yet published writers, we can help! These are our best books about creative writing. Take your writing and turn it into a polished and professional manuscript. 8 Best Books About […]

By Laura | Writing

Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, so your goal is to read a few and write at least one. Here are some links to get you started: Celebrate Poetry Month by Reading Poetry The Academy of American Poets actually has 30 ideas for your Poetry Month celebration plans. One of them is to subscribe to the […]

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Williamsburg Writers Group

“Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.” –John Green John Green might have a point, but it can be lonely writing by yourself, typing away without anyone to share your successes or failures with […]


Art or Junk?

Many of us creative types have to overcome a sense of paranoia about our own work. Is it good enough? Who am I kidding? No one will ever like this! Mom was right I should have gotten a real job! Sometimes facing the blank page or empty canvas can be like climbing a mountain in […]

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Creativity and David Bowie

January is International Creativity Month, and the sad fact that David Bowie passed away on January 10 has many people marveling at the extraordinarily creative person he was. How can his creative processes inspire us? His list of accomplishments is staggering: singer, songwriter, performer, record producer, actor, playwright, visual artist, and successful businessman. Cameron Crowe […]

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2015 Short Story Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Short Story Contest hosted by the Clermont County Public Library. We have a first-place and second-place winner in both the adult and teen categories. The winners were chosen from 66 entries sent by adults and 58 submitted by teens. Teens winners: First-place – Sophie Dragoo Second-place – Brieanna […]

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Thanks for the Memories: November and Writing Memoirs

November, the month dedicated to family and being thankful, is also National Memoir Writing Month. During the holidays, remember your experiences and think about channeling them into a memoir. Even Non-Writers Have Memoirs You don’t consider yourself a writer? That doesn’t matter. A memoir can take on many different guises. You could write an informal […]


Your Library – the Write Place

Do you want to write a short story or novel? Then the library is the place for you! “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you,” ~ Maya Angelou Writers Groups Not sure where to start? Attend one of our writing groups. The New Richmond and Williamsburg Branch Libraries both offer a […]