Friday, October 15, 2010

Teen Writers Need This Book!

Heather's book I have a teen writer in my house.  He’s written one novel and is planning another.  He’s also won prizes in local writing contests.

When I presented him with Heather Wright’s new book, Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for Teens, he submerged himself in it immediately, surfacing sometime later with this review:

“This. Book. Is. Awesome!!”

And he’s not the only one who thinks so.   Canadian Materials  published a review in its online magazine.  Their response?

“Highly recommended.”

Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for Teens is a must-have book for creative teens or those who work with teen writers – teachers, librarians, parents. With its practical, workbook-style approach, this book provides prompts, inspiration and guidance, all from an author/teacher who knows kids and writing – in short, the whole package.

My teen is using this book to prepare for the upcoming NaNoWriMo challenge – and I think I’ll do the same. 

Check out the book’s website,  and order it from Amazon.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dundurn’s Ghost Story contest for young writers

Publishing house Dundurn and author Deborah Kerbel have joined forces with What If? magazine to encourage young writers to get scary: ghost story style.

Kerbel is the author of Lure, which is – guess what? – a ghost story set in a Toronto library.

Here’s the contest scoop from the Dundurn website:

Try your hand at a truly scary ghost story!

One winner will receive a story critique from author Deborah Kerbel, a ghostly prize pack of books from Dundurn Press (retail value: $150.00), AND will have their story printed in an upcoming issue of What If? Magazine!

Every entry will be posted on our website. Get your friends and family to read the stories and vote for their favourites here at The stories with the best votes will be considered by our team of professional judges.

First, read the rules.


Get writing! Now! Go!