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Calling All Teen Writers.

Are you a Teen that loves to write? 

Have you always wanted to write a novel or short story? Check out the Monday Night Writers club, 6:30-9PM! The writers'
group welcomes new members and provides fiction writers a friendly and
supportive environment to share their work. Participants learn from
critiquing others and receive feedback on their own submissions.

Participate in Nanowrimo! That is the National Novel Writing Month, in November. The challenge is to write a 50,000-word (or longer!) novel, between November 1 and November 30. Can you do it?

Check out the Library's calendar for for more information on teen writing workshops and more.

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books Recommended Book Resources:  

Creating the Story: Guides for writers by Rebecca Rule & Susan Wheeler

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-word memoirs by teens famous + obscure: From Smith magazine edited by Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith

In Print!: 40 cool publishing projects for kids by Joe Rhatigan

Poems from Homeroom: A writer's place to start by Kathi Appelt

Seize the Story: A handbook for teens who like to write by Victoria Hanley

A Teen's Guide to Getting Published: Publishing for profit, recognition, and academic success by Jessica Dunn & Danielle Dunn

What It Is by Lynda Barry

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?: The art of making zines and mini comics by Mark Todd and Esther Peal Watson

World Wide Web Recommended websites:

blue bullet  Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

blue bullet  Inkpop - Anyone 13 years or older can register on this HarperCollins site and submit his or her writing.  Your work will be read by talent spotters and professional publishers. And website visitors can provide feedback by commenting on your work. 

blue bullet  MadLink Magazine

blue bullet  Resources for Teens - Includes writing help and more!

blue bullet  Semantic Rhyming Dictionary - Find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound exactly the same as a certain target word.

blue bullet  SparkAction - Coming soon, this will be an online journalism and advocacy center by and for young people.

blue bullet  Teen Ink - This website and print magazine is a great place to submit your writing or to read the work of other teens.

blue bullet  Writing Den - Offers help for writers with words, sentences, and paragraphs. 

blue bullet  Writing Tips for Teens - This blog from novelist Alice Kuipers offers inspiring and practical advice.   

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