SCPL Teen Blog

October 13, 2010

Two awesome young adult author blogs

Filed under: authors, blogs, NaNoWriMo, publishing — SCPL Teens @ 9:42 pm

So, as NaNoWriMo approaches, I’m offering up some internet goodies to inspire you writers out there.

Do you read blogs? Besides this one, I mean?  There are a lot of young adult writers who have a particular gift for speaking candidly about writing and other things you might bump into in life. Maureen Johnson and Jackson Pearce are a couple of my favorites.

Maureen Johnson, author of Suite Scarlett and 13 Little Blue Envelopes, has a great blog and one of the most popular twitter feeds on the planet. Why? Because she is awesome.  Her followers are all in little jars which she cares for and takes on airplane rides.  And other stuff– just go look.

Jackson Pearce, author of Sisters Red and the upcoming Sweetly, has recently begun a 30 Days of Vlogging project.  And she also has very entertaining tweets and defines being awkward as “socially alternative”.   I like her very much. 🙂


October 7, 2010


Filed under: NaNoWriMo, publishing, writing — SCPL Teens @ 4:30 pm

People from around the world will be trying to write a short novel during the month of November for NaNoWriMo.  National Novel Writing Month is described on the NaNoWriMo website as “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!”  Doesn’t that sound like fun to you writers out there?  You can sign up on the NaNoWriMo site and join the supportive community of writers embarking on the task, or just write on your own.  Or just lurk. . . and think.

During the upcoming weeks we’ll be sharing resources for helping writers write and get published.

Teen Ink is one resource we like a lot where you can submit your writing and artwork.  If your work is chosen to be published online, people will be able to view, rate and comment on it.  You can also create a profile and share items directly from Teen Ink to Facebook.

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