This is a bunch of resources we have found useful and want to share with you!CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.
+[The Random Name Generator]
is a great resource for creating names of varying obscurities.
+[Behind the Name Generator]
is a great resource for discovering names that suit genres like sci fi and fantasy
+[The 100 Most Important Things to Know About Your Character]
is a great resource for character development.
+[The Phobia List]
is a great resource for creating quirkier characters.
+[The Mary Sue Litmus Test]
is a great resource for determining if your character is perfect.PROCESS.
is a great resource for organizing your novel.
is a great resource for organizing and formatting your script.
is a great resource for text editing on a mac. It is like ywriter but for mac, and allows you to save all the related documents to a story in one file.
+[Putting Pen to Paper, but Not Just Any Pen or Just Any Paper]
is an article about what materials writers use to work
+[Do-It-Yourself Book Press]
gives you different techniques for self-publishing and binding your own books
.SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOPS.Youth Writers WorkshopsDuke University Creative Writers' Workshop
, Durham, NC (non-competitive) - 2 weeks - rising grades 10 and 11 - $1700Gettysburg College Creative Writing Workshop
, Gettysburg, PA (non-competitive?) - 2 weeks - ages 14-18 - $2500+Idyllwild Academy
, in fiction, poetry, creative essay, screenwriting, and "industrial poetry," Idyllwild, CA (competitive) - 2 weeks - ages 14-18 - $2350The Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop
, Gambier, OH (competitive) - 2 weeks - ages 16-18 - $2000+ (ADRIENNE. was put on waitinglist and did not get in.)Shippensburg University Creative Writing Camp
, Shippensburg, PA (non-competitive) - 5 days - rising grades 8-12 - $300 (ADRIENNE. has attended.)Susquehanna University Advanced Writers Workshop
in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, Selinsgrove, PA (moderately competitve) - 1 week - rising 11th and 12th graders - $600 (ADRIENNE. has attended twice. TALLIE. has attended.)Adult Writers WorkshopsThe Kenyon Review Writers Workshop
, Gambier, OH (very competitive) - 1 week - $2000+Iowa Summer Writing Festival
, Iowa City, IA (not sure about competitiveness) - varying lengths - $250-500+Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop at Hollins University
, Roanoke, VA (moderately competitive?) - 1 week - $1100UCLA Writers' Program
, wide variety of on-site and online courses, Los Angeles, CA (non-competitive) - semester - all ages - course credit classes around $400
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