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Creativity Unleashed: Planning, Plantsing, and Pantsing

Planning and Writing Your NaNoWriMo Novel

2022-10-02 13:30:00 2022-10-02 15:30:00 America/Chicago Creativity Unleashed: Planning, Plantsing, and Pantsing Join the official Moore/Norman National Novel Writing Month group for two months of planning, plotting, and novel writing! Different topics will be discussed each week. Norman Central - Pioneer

Sunday, October 02
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-02 13:30:00 2022-10-02 15:30:00 America/Chicago Creativity Unleashed: Planning, Plantsing, and Pantsing Join the official Moore/Norman National Novel Writing Month group for two months of planning, plotting, and novel writing! Different topics will be discussed each week. Norman Central - Pioneer

Norman Central

Pioneer

Join the official Moore/Norman National Novel Writing Month group for two months of planning, plotting, and novel writing! Different topics will be discussed each week.

Join the official Moore/Norman National Novel Writing Month group for two months of planning, plotting, and novel writing! Bring your notebooks, laptops, typewriters, or clay tablets and come prepared to write. Join us every Sunday in October to learn and practice everything you need for a successful November: plotting, characterization, worldbuilding, and other pre-NaNoWriMo essentials. Starting in November, you’ll be putting words on the page and gaining the tools to write your first draft.

Workshops are open to all ages, so please keep everything PG-13. (Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.)

 

  • October 2: Guest Author Collette Carmon’s Making Character and Conflict with Tarot
    Join guest author Collette Carmon as she teaches us to use the Major Arcana to create compelling characters and establish relationships, all with the flip of a few cards.
  • October 9: Worldbuilding
    Come and learn the basics of creating a consistent and believable world that will make your stories come alive. Practice creating geography, ecology, and culture that serves your plot, and learn how to weave these elements together in believable ways. (And perhaps most importantly, learn when to stop worldbuilding and start writing!)
  • October 16: Guest Author Vickey Malone Kennedy’s The ABCs of Outlining: Outlining in 5 or 15 easy steps
    Join guest author Vickey Malone Kennedy to learn how to outline your story and how to use story structure as a support, not a prison.
  • October 23: Main Characters/POV
    What does your character want, and what do they need? This week, we will learn how to create a unique main character with an engaging voice. We will also discuss how to determine which point of view (first person, third person, etc) is best for your story.
  • October 30: Defeating Writer’s Block and Overcoming First Draft Fears
    November is almost here! This week, join us to learn strategies for breaking through writer’s block and finishing your first draft!
  • November 6: How to increase your writing speed
    Bring your laptop, notebook, typewriter, or clay tablet, and be prepared to write! This week, we will practice improving your writing speed and developing strategies for increasing your hourly wordcount.
  • November 13: Writing stimulus/response units
    Bring your laptop, notebook, typewriter, or clay tablet, and be prepared to write! In this week’s workshop, we will practice writing the basic unit of scene structure, the stimulus/response unit. Learn how to move your characters through a scene and keep your story going!
  • November 20: Scene/sequel structure
    Bring your laptop, notebook, typewriter, or clay tablet, and be prepared to write! This week we will be learning how to organize our stories into scenes and sequels. This structure will let our characters clearly communicate their goals to the reader and express their emotions in ways that move the story forward.
  • November 27: Climax structures
    Bring your laptop, notebook, typewriter, or clay tablet, and be prepared to write! November is almost over, and it’s time to learn about endings. Join us to learn how to write exciting and satisfying conclusions to your stories.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | STEAM |

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Norman Central

contactpls@pioneerlibrarysystem.org
Phone: 405.701.2600
Branch manager
Caroline Dulworth

Hours
Mon, Sep 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Sat, Sep 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 25 1:00PM to 6:00PM

Upcoming events

Mon, Sep 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Time
Jump start your active toddler’s early learning skills through songs, stories, and movement! Designed for toddlers 1-3 years old and their caregivers.

Mon, Sep 26, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Rose Rock
Explore your interests and discover one of the many ways that you can express yourself through digital art with Procreate. Designed for teens.

Mon, Sep 26, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Tech Lab
Discover how to transform your ideas into actual programs with real-world applications. Learn the basics of coding in this introduction to Python. Designed for adults.

Mon, Sep 26, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Story Time
Catch the rhythm! Introduce your kiddo to new concepts of music and early literacy skills through this interactive, music-based program designed for children ages 3-7 and their caregivers.

Tue, Sep 27, 9:15am - 10:15am
Oklahoma Redbud
Exercise your physical, mental, and emotional health through this gentle yoga class. Designed for adults.

Tue, Sep 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tech Lab
In this introduction to computer security we will build confidence in your computer skills. This class is designed for absolute adult beginners.

Tue, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pioneer
Discover how to transform your ideas into actual programs with real-world applications. Learn the basics of coding in this introduction to various coding languages. Designed for kids.

Tue, Sep 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Redbud
Our world is full of information. Learn how to find and identify credible information on wills and estate planning with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma. Designed for adults.

Tue, Sep 27, 6:00pm - 6:20pm
Boost your child’s confidence in reading by taking it to the pets! As a friendly and open listener, certified therapy animals make fantastic reading partners. Registration required.

Tue, Sep 27, 6:20pm - 6:40pm
Boost your child’s confidence in reading by taking it to the pets! As a friendly and open listener, certified therapy animals make fantastic reading partners. Registration required.

Tue, Sep 27, 6:40pm - 7:00pm
Boost your child’s confidence in reading by taking it to the pets! As a friendly and open listener, certified therapy animals make fantastic reading partners. Registration required.

Wed, Sep 28, 10:00am - 11:30am
Tech Lab
Offered online and in-person, you can't afford to miss these critical computer skills from REI and the Pioneer Library System!

Wed, Sep 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tech Lab
In this introduction to computer security we will build confidence in your computer skills. This class is designed for absolute adult beginners.

Wed, Sep 28, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Story Time
This program is specifically for kids who have completed Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade. We will explore projects involving science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Wed, Sep 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza
This program is specifically for kids who have completed 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. We will explore projects involving science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Thu, Sep 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Time
Engage your little one with new sights, sounds and movement through books, songs, and play! Designed for babies 0-18 months old and their caregivers.

Thu, Sep 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Share experiences, challenges, and successes with other parents while playing together with your children!

Thu, Sep 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tech Lab
In this introduction to computer security we will build confidence in your computer skills. This class is designed for absolute adult beginners.

Canceled
Thu, Sep 29, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
This club has been cancelled. You can still sign up for Spring 2023, though!

Thu, Sep 29, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Lowry Board Room
In this in-depth look at songwriting we will build confidence in your composing skills. This class is designed for teens who can play an instrument.

Thu, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pioneer
Explore your interests and discover one of the many ways that you can express yourself through self-portrait poetry with Julie Ann Ward, City of Norman Poet Laureate. Designed for adults.

Fri, Sep 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Time
Get ready for kindergarten with a preschool story time full of books, movement, rhymes, and music! Designed for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers.

Fri, Sep 30, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Oklahoma
Make new friends while playing board and tabletop games. Connect with and learn more about other’s experiences while sharing your own. Designed for all ages. [Registration Required.]

Fri, Sep 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tech Lab
Minecraft? Yes! At the Library? Yes! With your friends in a giant (21-computer) LAN party at the brand-new Tech Lab? Yes!!!

Sun, Oct 02, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Pioneer
Join the official Moore/Norman National Novel Writing Month group for two months of planning, plotting, and novel writing! Different topics will be discussed each week.

Sun, Oct 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lowry Board Room
Whatever season of life you are in, we’re here to help. Learn strategies for how to write about yourself in your college entrance essays. Designed for teens. Registration Required.

Mon, Oct 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Time
Jump start your active toddler’s early learning skills through songs, stories, and movement! Designed for toddlers 1-3 years old and their caregivers.

Mon, Oct 03, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Rose Rock
Explore your interests and discover one of the many ways that you can express yourself through digital art with Procreate. Designed for teens.

Mon, Oct 03, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Tech Lab
Discover how to transform your ideas into actual programs with real-world applications. Learn the basics of coding in this introduction to Python. Designed for adults.

Mon, Oct 03, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Story Time
Catch the rhythm! Introduce your kiddo to new concepts of music and early literacy skills through this interactive, music-based program designed for children ages 3-7 and their caregivers.

Tue, Oct 04, 9:15am - 10:15am
Oklahoma Redbud
Exercise your physical, mental, and emotional health through this gentle yoga class. Designed for adults.

Tue, Oct 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tech Lab
In this introduction to Android phones we will build confidence in your technology skills. This class is designed for adult beginners.

Tue, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pioneer
Discover how to transform your ideas into actual programs with real-world applications. Learn the basics of coding in this introduction to various coding languages. Designed for kids.