All PLS Libraries will be closed Monday, October 12 for a Staff Training Day.
We look forward to seeing you during normal hours of operation on Tuesday, October 13.
NaNoWriMo is a goal for participants to be able to write a 50,000 word novel starting November 1st to November 30th. It is a way to encourage both children and adults to become lifted in reaching their most creative potential and express it by writing a novel. There will be many events for those that are interested to participate at 3 of our branches (Norman Central, SOKC and Moore). Kids and adults are welcome!
Norman Central Library kicks off NaNoWriMo by starting early in October:
SOKC Public Library will be having 1 event:
Moore Public Library will also be having 1 event:
Registration is not required to attend each of these events.
Resources for Writers
BOOKS ON WRITING
Before We Get Started: On Writing by Bret Lott 808.02 LO
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel by Tom Monteleone 808.3 MO
Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing by Elmore Leonard 808.02 LE
How I Write by Janet Evanovich, e-audio, 808.02 EV
On Writing by Stephen King, ebook, e-audio and print 808.02 KI
Reflections on the Magic of Writing by Diana Wynne Jones 823.914 JO
The 38 Most Common Writing Mistakes (and How to Avoid them) by Jack M. Bickham 808 BI
Wired for Story : the Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers by Lisa Cron, 808.3 CR
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass, 808.3 MA
Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay by Andrew Norton 808.23 HO
Writing Down the Bones : Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg, 808.02 GO
Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson 808.3 IN
Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America 808.3 WR
Writing the Mystery by G. Miki Hayden 808.3 HA
Writing the Southwest by David King Dunaway 808.3 WR
LOCAL WRITING ORGANIZATIONS
- Oklahoma Writer’s Federation Inc. (OWFI): www.owfi.org (annual conference)
- Oklahoma City Writers Inc. (Part of OWFI): www.okcwriters.org (monthly meetings with speakers)
Mark's BBQ Meatballs
- 1 13-ounce can evaporated milk
- 3 pounds hamburger
- 2 cups quick oatmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1/2 teaspoons pepper
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 cups of ketchup
- 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon liquid smoke
- 1/2 teaspoons gralic powder
- Mix sauce ingredients and pour over meatballs in a baking dish
- Bake 45-60 inutes at 350 degrees
If you want to learn more about the Sooners, check out these books!
All of our branches will be closed all day Monday, October 12th for a Staff Development Day!
Regular library hours will resume October 13th at all branches.
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
The Outsiders by S.E Hinton
Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman
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