So You Want to Be a Writer?
How-To and Inspiration:
Asher, Sandy. Where
Do You Get Your Ideas? Helping Young Writers Begin. J 808.02 ASH
Bauer, Marion Dane. Our Stories: A Fiction Workshop for Young Authors. J 808.31 BAU
Carroll, David. A Manual of Writers’ Tricks. 808.02 CAR
Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul. 808.02 CHI
Christelow, Eileen. What Do Authors Do? J 808.068 CHR
Cook, Marshall. Freeing Your Creativity: A Writer’s Guide. 808.02 COO
Henderson, Kathy. The Young Writer’s Guide to Getting Published. YA 808.02 HEN
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night. AC 817.08 IT
Wulffson, Don. Great Stories Behind Famous Books.*
Creech, Sharon. Love
Gantos, Jack. Jack’s Black Book.
Grimes, Nikki. Jazmin’s Notebook.
Nixon, Jean Lowery. The Name of the Game Was Murder.
Thomas, Rob. Rats Saw God.
Wittlinger, Ellen. Hard Love.
Written By Teens and Young Authors :
Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders.
Kinna, Emma. A House Afire.
Duncan, Lois. Who
Killed My Daughter? 362.152 DUN
Fleischman, Sid. The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer’s Life. J 818 FLE
Paulsen, Gary. Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer. YA FIC PAU
Paulsen, Gary. Eastern Sun, Winter Moon: An Autobiographical Odyssey. 818 PAU
The Writer’s Journal: 40 Contemporary American Writers and Their Journals. 818.08 WRI
* Available through InterLibrary Loan.
Jervis Library’s Teen Web Page allows you to submit a book review and find other writing and reading resources.
Teenage Writers' Forum
Merlyn's Pen: fiction, essays and poems by American teens.
Teenink.com is the online version of TeenInk magazine. All content is generated by teen writers.
Teenreads.com is all about books aimed at teens. Want to write? Then read, read, read. Try some of their recommended reads.
TeenWriters is a Yahoo Group Electronic Mailing List on which teens share and critique their original works.
Xenith: check out what other teens are writing, submit your own work and more.
Also see our “Teens Who Hate Poetry” booklist.
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Updated 5/19/10 by KDV