Author Tools and Information

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Writing and Publishing Resources

Books about Writing

Check out books and materials available to help improve your writing, publish your first book, or learn about new writing styles. Click here

Videos on Kanopy 

Videos on Kanopy offer helpful tips and insight into the writing and publishing process. Use your Anoka County Library card to log in.

Writing Great Fiction Video Series

Writing great fiction isn't a gift reserved for a talented few - the craft of storytelling can be learned. A wealth of exercises will get you writing so that you can practice the many techniques you learn. 

Becoming a Great Essayist

If you have a clever anecdote, an interesting memory, a new way to explain how something works, or an opinion on a social or political issue, then you have an essay in you. 

How to Publish Your Book

Learn about the current publishing landscape, how to find a literary agent, and writing an effective book proposal.