Writer's Corner

Writer's Corner

Keep Calm and Write Something

Universal Class - Explore a new interest / Increase your Knowledge

Our Universal Class is a great new online resource available from our Library website - www.hernandocountylibrary.us

This is a resource which is available to you FREE with your library card, at home OR in the library if you do not own your own computer, tablet or other mobile device to access.
Among the over 500 non-credit Continuing Education courses are over 40 writing courses.

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The Center for the Book Library of Congress) - Author Webcasts, Booklists, and more

THE CENTER FOR THE BOOK  in the Library of Congress has all sorts of resources for kids, teens, adults and educators & parents - for the purpose of promoting books, reading, literacy, and libraries. There are Booklists, Author Webcasts and more.

Florida Center for the book is one of the state affiliates with its own resources.

The Writer Magazine

Published monthly, both print and online - WRITER magazine online includes their current issue, articles, resources, writing prompts... Use WRITER to get some good tips and improve your writing.

Brainpickings - Literary Jukebox

Literary Jukebox from www.brainpickings.org - includes a daily quote from a favorite book, along with a song to listen to, that goes along with the quote's theme.

Check it out!

Writing Forward - Creative Writing Blog

Writing Forward is a creative writing blog that launched in September of 2007 and in 2012 was included in Writer's Digest list of 101 Best Writing Websites. Their mission is to share helpful tips & ideas for writers.


Brevity - an online journal of creative nonfiction

For more than a decade now, Brevity has published well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form, along with craft essays and book reviews.

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Writers' Digest

Writers Digest is an online site with a wide variety of resources for those writing at any level, as well as those interested in writing. It includes - articles, resources, free webinars and tutorials. There are also weekly writing prompts as well as access to hundreds of past prompts. A writing tip of the day, with archived tips is another nice feature.

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American Life in Poetry - weekly column

American Life in Poetry is a free weekly column featuring a poem by a contemporary American poet and a brief introduction to the poem by Ted Kooser. The sole mission of this project is to promote poetry in our lives & culture. In addition to the current poem/column, you may access archived columns.

Jeff Klinkenberg - Real Florida

Want a break from your own writing? Or heaven forbid, got Writer's Block? Give yourself a treat and read some of the "Real Florida" columns of Tampa Bay Times Staff writer Jeff Klinkenberg. He's also written books and we have some of them at the library - ask us!
Jeff Klinkenberg - "Real Florida" columns
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Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation, based in Chicago, is the publisher of Poetry magazine, the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. The Foundation is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.

Their site includes not only Poetry magazine, but also audio, podcasts, video documentaries, resources such as a Learning Lab, articles, childrens poetry, a poetry blog named "Harriet" after the founder, and more.