Discussion Thread: Writing


Every week, you always hear from me, but I want to hear from you this week!

This month at the library, we’re celebrating NaNoWriMo, the annual writing challenge where participants write a 50,000 word novel in a month.

So . . . in the name of all things creative, what kinds of writing do you like to do?

Do you like to write poetry or short stories or novels or something else?

Have you ever participated in NaNoWriMo?

Have you ever been published?

Have you ever submitted a manuscript to a publisher?

Tell us in the comments!

Author: berryvillelibrary

"Our library, our future"

2 thoughts on “Discussion Thread: Writing”

  1. I have done NaNoWriMo for ten years now. It is always fun. I usually stick to the novel format. I enjoy writing novels, when I tried to write short stories they end up growing anyway. Usually I write fantasy novels but one year I tried horror. The story was good but, I had to stop because I scared myself. 😛 My horror story is the only one I would have probably sent in to a publisher but I never let people read my stories. There was one exception and I got positive feedback, but I am a coward at heart and letting someone critically look at your writing is one of the bravest things someone can do (IMHO).

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Jenn! This was great! I got a good chuckle out of your horror story story. 🙂 I think it really depends on who looks at your writing. I had to do workshopping in my creative writing classes (and a lot of peer review in general on essays), and I really enjoyed having good feedback. But mediocre feedback or bad feedback just creates more problems than it’s worth–or so I think. 🙂


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