Everyone has one novel in them, so the saying goes – and budding authors in Wolverhampton are being given the chance to unleash their creative side.

Libraries services across the Black Country have teamed up with Boomwriter for the Skrawl story writing competition.

Using software provided by Boomwriter, adults will have the opportunity to write creatively about events that symbolise their lives in the Black Country – musing, memories, (mis)adventures and more.

The competition launches during National Libraries Week on Monday 7 October and, over 4 weeks, budding writers will write about certain subjects; from 14 October the theme will be School Days, from 21 October it's My Street, from 28 October the focus is Fun and Games and from 4 November, the theme is Letter to My 12 year old Self.

All written work from across the Black Country submitted for each chapter will be voted on by the participants to decide an overall winner for that chapter. The winner and 3 runners-up will be featured in the finished book. To register to take part, please email enquiries@skrawl.com as soon as possible.

Councillor Harman Banger, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "We had a tremendous response to our competition for children during the summer holidays, and so we are delighted to be teaming up with Boomwriter once again for this Black Country-wide competition for adults."

It's free to join Wolverhampton's libraries – for more information, please visit Libraries or search for WolvesLibraries on Twitter and Facebook.