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Resources for Writers

ONLINE WRITTEN High-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts.
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  • Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story - Lisa Cron
  • Writing Articles - Tom Geller
  • Freelancing Fundamentals - Tom Geller
  • Screenwriting Fundamentals - Mark Tapio Kines
  • Content Marketing with Ebooks - Megan Adams
  • Designing a Book Cover - Nigel French
  • Designing an Illustrated Book - Nigel French

Gale Courses: Instructor-Led Courses for professional development and personal enrichment.
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  • Writing Essentials
  • The Keys to Effective Editing
  • Write Fiction Like a Pro
  • Advanced Fiction Writing
  • Writing Young Adult Fiction
  • Writing the Fantasy Novel
  • Writing for Children
  • Write Your Life Story
  • Publish and Sell Your e-Books
  • The Craft of Magazine Writing
  • Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book


Events for Writers

  • The Nameless Writer's Group @ FPLD
    • Our monthly club for adult writers in all genres, fiction and nonfiction.

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  • Programs
    • Check our online calendar for all upcoming programs and events for writers.

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  • Indie Author Day
    • Join us for an in-person and digital gathering with writers, agents and other industry leaders featuring presentations for our Fountaindale writing community.

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  • Interested in holding an event for our writing community at FPLD? Submit your proposal.
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  • NaNoWriMo
    • National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
    • Come Write In - Work on your novel at FPLD during NaNoWriMo.
    • Camp NaNoWriMo - Complete any writing project in a month during this writer's retreat held during April.


  • Book Clubs and Discussions
    • We offer a number of book clubs for you to enjoy throughout the year. 

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  • Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project
    • Librarians judge self-published adult fiction by Illinois authors in this statewide contest.

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