Here's a roundup of interesting links and blog posts I came across this week.
Olivia Rivers has an excellent blog post, "Learning From Other Writers," at Teens Can Write, Too. Her ideas about learning from the novels you read can benefit writers of all ages.
The Teen Arts Festival is a free 2-day event held at Summit High School (125 Kent Place Boulevard in Summit, NJ) on April 17 and April 18. Students in grades 6-12 from the participating schools in Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence, and Summit, NJ are eligible to enter. March 13th is the deadline for Creative Writing and Videos. March 27 is the deadline for Visual and Performing Arts. Check the website for more information and entry guidelines. (Thanks to Kathy Temean for bringing this to my attention.)
For nonfiction writers, Lisa Rowan has compiled nuggets of wisdom from the #AdviceForYoungJournalists hashtag in her recent article, Writing Advice: What You Can Learn From #AdviceForYoungJournalists.
To help plan your writing, try this Pacemaker program. It allows you to enter goal-related information like start and end days, your approach (steady, more intense at beginning or end, etc.) and customized workloads on specific dates. It can be used for a variety of writing projects.
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