Creative writing prompts

With many of us limiting our time out of the house, I figured now would be an excellent time for writing prompts. If you’re stressed out or just bored, writing can help take your mind off of it. Here are some writing prompts to help get you through the month of March and into April.


Short Stories to Inspire Your Inner Writer

As someone who has written short stories and attended short story workshops, I know how challenging writing a successful story can be when you have limited space. With several short stories and collections available in your library’s collection, we have plenty of inspiration!

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Top Writing Tips to Beat Writer’s Block

Everyone is busy, especially at this time of year. Even so, try not to let your writing fall to the wayside. I say this because I’ve noticed that if I take a hiatus from writing, it’s harder to get back into the groove.


Influential Women Authors of the Past

March is National Women’s History month which was created to remember extraordinary women and especially those who have gone unsung. Although it is toward the end of March, I believe that female authors ought to be celebrated year round. I have tried to select a variety of historical authors who have contributed something unique to […]


Flash Forward: Writing Short Fiction

Fall is in the air, the leaves are picturesque, and it is officially time to get back to work on writing. Summer vacations are over and it is the season of the Clermont County Public Library short story contest. Read about it here. Who has time to write a story? Anyone, especially if they write […]


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 […]


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 […]