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Catalog to search for print and non-print collections.

Discovery Search to search for resources available through the online databases.

A-Z List of Titles to search for specific titles of eJournals titles.

Individual Database if you want to use a specific database. Simply click on the database name and search.

Most databases use a help feature that explains how to conduct simple and advanced searches. 

Recommended search terms in Creative Writing:

creative writing 

writing prompts

great fiction writers

writing a novel

writing short stories 

writing poetry

writing creative nonfiction

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If you search a database and do not find the results you want, use Ask Our Librarians for assistance. Library staff are happy to help you find what you need! 


Welcome to the Library's Creative Writing Subject Guide!

This guide contains an overview of the Library's recommended materials related to creative writing, including books, online tools and resources to inform and inspire writers at any level.

Creative writing encompasses many genres and sub-genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, creative nonfiction and more. There are myriad ways to explore and practice creative writing, a craft that can convey emotion, engage readers and offer new perspectives. 

Writing Support

If you are looking for support or feedback on a writing project, you might want to join a writing group.

The Library's English Creative Writing Circle is led by award-winning writer Juliet Lovering. It is an opportunity for writers of any level of experience to meet with other writers, share projects, workshop ideas and exchange constructive feedback. The meetings are informal and supportive, and writing prompts and tasks are often given to inspire creativity.

Please contact for more information about how to get involved, or check the Library Events Page.

You can also book a tailored one-on-one writing consultation at the Writing Station.

Reference Sources

English Writing Specialist

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