Whether you're preparing for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), teaching a class on writing, or looking for writing inspiration, this is a good resource for any new writer. Contains 21 exercises to expand your mind and inspire new story ideas!
Perfect for use in high school English or creative writing courses, homeschool creative writing or homeschool English courses, and writing seminars.
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When all you have is a blank page, it's often tough to begin writing.
Writing Advice for Teens: Creating Stories aims to help you overcome that initial hurdle by making it easy for you to write down simple, focused ideas and craft them into stories.
However, coming up with ideas is not enough. Writers need to understand basic story structure so they can avoid typical writing problems.
Filled with plenty of tips, advice, and examples to help any writer, the first book in the Writing Advice for Teens series focuses on getting ideas down quickly and pounding out that first draft. After following the advice and using the techniques outlined in this book, you should understand how to bring the stories locked in your mind to the surface.
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About the Author
Mike Kalmbach grew up in a forest near Lake Michigan. Spending his summers chasing wizards and fighting battles with evil ogres, Mike has always had a creative mind. He'll often share stories from his past, and some of them are even true.
After time dragged him from childhood, Mike moved into freelance editing, helping other authors improve dozens of stories. During the daylight hours, he writes software to help with genetics research. He leads the Rochester MN Writing group and often speaks on topics from writing and editing to engineering and robotics.
Luckily, Mike now has two sons, so he has plenty of excuses to set down the pen and play. He lives in Minnesota where he, his family, and a band of pirates can still be found battling ogres, dust bunnies, and even the occasional dragon.