I’ve been braving the high seas of the web, searching and scouring to try to find some truly awesome sites for young writers like you. After sorting out the bad, the ugly and the bothersomely boring, I think I’ve come ashore with some real winners and something for everyone. So . . .
Are you struggling to start writing that great story? Has your great beginning shriveled up? Have you lost the motivation to finish? Then Lightning Bug is the perfect site for you! It’s full of great tips, motivators and sources of inspiration for writers at any stage of their stories.
Has your much anticipated summer vacation already slumped off into the Doldrums (Phantom Tollbooth reference, anyone? If not, then quick – head to the library and snag this hilarious and adventurous book)? Wondering what to do after sleeping in until noon? Fanfiction is your key to an exciting summer! Just grab a favorite book and maybe a friend, then let your imaginations run wild as you insert yourselves as characters into the adventures of your book.
Are you a girl (sorry, no boys allowed on this one – go write some fan fiction or submit something to this very blog)? Do you have a stack of poems or drawings at home, or plenty of great ideas swirling around in your head? Check out ChixLIT, a print magazine that would love to take your creative submissions. You can even become a part of their editorial board.
Have fun checking out these sites, and PLEASE send us your stuff as well!
-Anna & SB
Word of the Day: geophagy - the act of eating dirt or clay