Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Teen Scene Tuesday: NaNo and Lit Mags!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! A couple of things to discuss this week for our Teen Scene Tuesday.

First, unless you've been sleeping or living under a rock for the past two weeks, you should know that it's National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it's also affectionately called. Basically, the goal is to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. There isn't any age discrimination for NaNo, so teens can join in on the anguish...err, I mean excitement, too!

That's right--though we've reached the halfway point, if teens still want to sign up for NaNo, they have excellent Resources for Young Writers. Us old-timers can help out, too, by funding one of the classrooms that are participating. Click here for more details.

On another note, two weeks ago, my awesome cousin, Quita, guest-posted about how to start a teen lit mag. And this week she's willing to share her high school's VERY FIRST ISSUE! *tosses confetti*

Just click here to check out the very first issue of The Duke Diaries--a literary magazine featuring the writing of high school students.

Teens that enjoy writing really motivate me to push forward with my own writing. Not loving my NaNo novel at the moment, but I KNOW I'm going to finish it. What about you all? How are you doing in your writing?


Marquita Hockaday said...

The teen opportunities for NaNoWriMo are awesome! Great find :D And thanks for highlighting my kid's lit mag. They worked really hard on it!

Yahong Chi said...

I love how NaNoWriMo has a young writers' program -- plus all those resources! And wow, super-interesting to learn about Quita's class litmag.

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