Looking for tools to write and publish a book? We can help with that! This is our Writer's Corner page, where we gather all of our writing resources so that you can add your indie book to our collection, and the collections of libraries of across the state. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Other Writing Resources
Many award-winning literary magazines are available from RBdigital.
Lynda Training, an active learning platform offered by BiblioTech, offers many different courses to enhance your writing skills. Please be sure to click SIGN IN and then select SIGN IN WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION PORTAL and then write bexar.org and then enter your card number and password/PIN.
Some of the options include:
- Writing in Plain English – Learn to write in a way that is easily understood by your target audience
- Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story – This course offers practical how-to advice, then illustrates it using before-and-after examples.
- Editing and Proofreading Made Simple – Tips and tricks to edit your own writing and make sure it’s as polished as possible before you hit send.
Universal Class is another active learning platform offered by BiblioTech. Please be sure to click SIGN IN and then sign in with the email address and password you used to register for Universal Class. If you haven't yet registered for this service through BiblioTech, please do so here.
This platform features over 50 courses to help develop writing skills, including:
- Novel Writing 101 - Using the steps outlined within this course, aspiring novelists can find the structure they need to create a well-crafted manuscript.
- Nonfiction Writing 101 - This course is designed to take you beyond the basics and to guide you through the writing process to the finish line.
- Genre-specific classes - These courses include topics like Historical Fiction Writing, Writing for Children and Writing Romance.
More information about Lynda Training and UniversalClass is available on our Active Learning Platforms page.
The TexShare databases offer a resource for writers called the Literary Reference Center.