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TIMBERLANE REGIONAL SCHOOLS VIRTUAL LIBRARY
Teens write for teens
Visit this online community of young adult authors writing YA fiction who offer insight, encouragement, and amusement as they live the lives of young novelists and deal with that ever-popular question, "So...aren't you a little young to write a book?"
Writing for Teens
Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums.
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Contests, encouragement, and community for young writers
Books at TRHS
The Elements of Expression by Written with wit and humor, this compact, accessible guide to expressiveness as a goal apart from getting it right, gives readers a fresh look at how they express (or fail to express) their thoughts and feelings both in writing and speaking. Perfect for writers, speakers, students, teachers, communicators, and self-improvers.
Publication Date: 1996-04-01
100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Writer, editor, and literary agent Scott Edelstein has done it all--and now this industry insider brings his valuable secrets to both beginning and established writers. Covering everything from building writing skills to dealing with editors to starting a writing business, this all-important guide will get you started and point you in the right direction. With matter-of-fact advice and encouragement from an expert, you'll get the information, inspiration, and guidance you need to write your best and begin a successful writing career.
Publication Date: 1999-07-01
Just Write by After writing more than one hundred books, it still amazes me that I have been lucky enough to spend most of my life doing what I truly love: writing. What makes a writer? The desire to tell a story, a love of language, an eye for detail, practice, practice, practice. How well should you know your characters? Do you need to outline before you write? How important is length? Now Walter Dean Myers, the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, walks you through the writing process. Includes: Examples from his writing and reading experiences Walter's six-box and four-box outlines for writing fiction and nonfiction Excerpted pages from Walter's own notebooks An afterword by Ross Workman, Walter's teen coauthor of kick Writing tips from both Walter and Ross Anyone can be a writer, with a little help from Walter Dean Myers!
Publication Date: 2012-04-24
Been There, Done That by Award-winning and bestselling authors turn their own real-life experiences into captivating works of fiction! Where do authors get their ideas? And how do they turn those ideas into stories? This anthology looks at the process of taking real-life experiences and turning them into works of engaging fiction. The collection features award-winning and bestselling middle-grade authors who provide both original fictional short stories as well as the nonfiction accounts that inspired them. The contributing authors include Julia Alvarez, Karen Cushman, Margarita Engle, Dee Garretson, Nathan Hale, Matthew Kirby, Claire Legrand, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Linda Sue Park, Adam Rex, Gary Schmidt, Alan Sitomer, Caroline Starr Rose, Heidi Stemple, Rita Williams-Garcia, Tracy Edward Wymer, Lisa Yee, and Jane Yolen.
Publication Date: 2015-11-03
Writing from the Senses by Break through writer's block using your five senses! The sensory details that infuse our everyday experience--the smell of a favorite dish cooking, the texture of a well-worn coat, hearing a song that reminds you of a person or a time in your life--can be used to add richness and spark to what we write. Whether you are a professional writer (or want to be one) or someone who enjoys just writing for your own personal fulfillment, Writing from the Senses will show you how to tap into an endless source of engaging material, using your senses as prompts. The exercises will stimulate you to develop stories, imagery, and details that will allow readers to see, taste, hear, smell, and feel that they're in the scene. Writing from the Senses *Provides 60 prompts and creative writing exercises organized by sense; *Presents engaging narratives, personal essays, and instruction to entertain and inform readers and illustrate the effectiveness of each exercise; *Helps writers recognize the sensory prompts that surround them daily and use them to trigger their individual stories; and *Shows how freewrites from the prompts in this book can result in publishable pieces.
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
Purdue On-Line Writing Lab
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and provides these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.