Grammar, mechanics & style guides (The Purdue Online Writing Lab–OWL)
Fiction & creative nonfiction writing basics (Purdue Online Writing Lab–Creative Writing)
Writing for business & pleasure: tips & resources (University of Minnesota: Stephen Wilbers)
The Writer’s Market (A print directory of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents). Available to view at the library or to check out, place your hold here.
Online article: How to find a (Real!) literary agent by A.C. Crispin
Directory of Self-publishing companies: click here for a list from Writer’s Digest.
Books & guides available through EPL: click here to view list.
Createspace (tools & how-to: this is an Amazon company).
inkie.org (a suite of resources to support local authors with online creation and publishing and allows readers to access locally-produced content).
Publish Direct to Kindle (tools & how-to: this is an Amazon company).
How to Get Your Book Reviewed (article on Writer’s Digest)
Kirkus Reviews: how to get your book reviewed.
Publishers Weekly’s new site for self-published authors: BookLife.
(Explore by clicking on the links below)
Historical Novel Society
Writing Group Starter Kit (The Writing Center, University of North Carolina).
Small groups may reserve a Group Study Room (EPL card required).
Larger groups may reserve a Meeting Room (EPL card required).
We can further help by suggesting resources: print & online (call 630-279-8696 or come by the 2nd floor Information desk).