Seventy degrees and sunny is my favorite type of weather—and the winter seemed very long—so I can’t resist going outside everyday while this fabulous weather lasts. Mowing on Saturday, badminton with Jill on Sunday, tennis with Sav and Vicki on Monday… this is the good life.
On the downside, I’m much too distracted to get any work done! So today’s topic is more like a call for help. I did add some new info to the Kids and Teens pages, but I would like a bit more. If you know any good writing resources for kids or teens, please leave me a comment!
Check out the pages to see what I have so far. I’m looking for writing contests, websites, and magazines for young writers. It’s been very time-consuming for me to wade through the Internet and find decent websites. I’d love some firsthand suggestions, resources you’ve tried and enjoyed.
What other resources am I forgetting? I considered guidebooks for young writers (I saw some on Amazon); but I haven’t actually read them, so I hesitate to recommend the unknown. Anyone have recs? What about conferences for young writers—should I research those? I’m open to all ideas! Kids and teens, let me know what would help you. Parents and teachers, I’d love your input.
I hope to finish updating the website this week so I can start on my second draft next week. If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas, let me know this week!
In book news, today is the release date of THE LAST OLYMPIAN by Rick Riordan! It’s the fifth and final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and I’ve been looking forward to it for months! I’m scheming for the best way to get it as soon as possible. If you haven’t read Riordan before, start with THE LIGHTNING THIEF (which releases as a movie next February!); appropriate for ages 9 and up.
The outdoors call to me. I’ll return to work on a rainy day.