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Posted: Dec 19 2008, 12:54 PM

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This is a bunch of resources we have found useful and want to share with you!


+[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.


+[yWriter] is a great resource for organizing your novel.
+[Celtx] is a great resource for organizing and formatting your script.
+[CopyWrite] 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.


Youth Writers Workshops

Duke University Creative Writers' Workshop, Durham, NC (non-competitive) - 2 weeks - rising grades 10 and 11 - $1700
Gettysburg 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 - $2350
The 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 Workshops

The 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 - $1100
UCLA 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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