Attention all Chicagoland writers! Don’t miss Evanston author Matt Bird when he visits EPL this Thursday at 7 pm to discuss his invaluable new book The Secrets of Story: Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction and Captivating Readers. Described as “a certifiable writing-craft genius” by Arthur A. Levine Books editor Cheryl Klein, Bird holds an MFA in screenwriting from Columbia University and writes the popular blog Cockeyed Caravan. In The Secrets of Story, he offers comprehensive, audience-focused strategies for becoming a master novelist, storyteller, or screenwriter using innovative tools such as his Ultimate Story Checklist. Bird will take questions following his presentation, and copies of The Secrets of Story will be available to purchase courtesy of Bookends & Beginnings. Reserve your seat today!
Writer’s Relief has a great article about 7 authors who are inspiring examples of how it’s never too late to become a professional writer.
If you’re interested in reading their books, feel free to browse our catalog at the links below:
“Why do writers write? What influences their work? Where do they find inspiration? ” Some of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated writers answer these questions and more for the National Life Stories’ Authors’ Lives project archived at the British Library. You can read and listen to excerpts at the Guardian (both here and here), or purchase the complete CD of The Writing Life from the British Library Shop online.