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November 5, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ashland Public Library

Schiesske Room
66 Front St

Ashland, MA 01721
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NaNoWriMo: Creating Characters Who Drive Your Plot Forward *For Adults and Older Teens

Friday, November 5, 2021

Your main character propels your plot. An active character will keep you from falling into plot holes or getting stuck. Join us as we create dynamic characters who make bad choices that keep our stories moving forward, and the NaNo page count climbing!

About Erin Dionne: 

I've wanted to be a writer since I was seven years old. I loved books and reading so much that I thought that writing books must be even better than reading them (I was also pretty sure that authors spent a lot of time in their pajamas). So that seemed like a good deal.

After attending Boston College, where I majored in English and Communications, I went to graduate school at Emerson College to get my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. In college, I wrote lots of terrible short stories about boring adults and their boring problems, but when I went to graduate school I discovered that my stories were much better when my characters were kids. Their problems and situations were way more interesting to me. 

It took me seven years of hard work to get my first book published, and I still work really hard on every story that I write. But my seven year old self would be happy to know that she was right: being a writer is the best job ever. And although I don't get to work in my pajamas all the time....sometimes I do!

Fandoms: Star Wars,  Marvel, Harry Potter 

After this session, please feel free to stay for a couple of hours to get an early start or to continue on your 50,000 words! The meeting room will be open for writing and collaboration until 4pm. Then, look for open times during the month of November! And, of course, you are welcome to use any of the open spaces of the library to write anytime. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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