I'm late in thanking Emily F. of the (beautiful!) Monroe Library, in lovely Monroe, Washington, who invited me to give a presentation last week. It was part of the Sno-Isle Libraries' "Write Now" series.
I was really pleased five brave souls showed up on a dark November night for "How to Write Your Novel in Nine Weeks." Three had questions about novel writing and two were working on non-fiction books. All had interesting plots and topics.
My goal was to share some tricks and techniques that work for me and -- probably more importantly -- let them know that, yes, they can write a book! Beginning. Middle. And end.
Just keep writing. (My advice to those five ... and you.)