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Poetry resources for Teens

Check out this link within,  created with teens in mind!


  •  “Poetry 101”
  • Writing help
  • Discussion Forums
  • Poems Teens like
  • On-Line Resources

Even if you are not a poet, reading and writing some poetry expands the creative mind…


June 20, 2009 at 12:10 am

5 Prompt Friday

Because the gloomy gray skies and frost-inducing weather has FINALLY lifted from the Chicago area (for today, at least),  I’m feeling a spring-like energy surging through my body.

So, today’s prompts will be about feelings (Aw, do you have wittle bitty feelings to share?)


  1. Write about a time you were so overcome with jealousy, you did something you weren’t proud of
  2. Write about an argument you witnessed that made you very uncomfortable
  3. Write about the excited feeling you get when looking forward to a particular event.
  4. Write about the comfort you feel around a favorite relative
  5. Write about something goofy you said or did when you were feeling   silly.

April 17, 2009 at 12:26 pm

5 Prompt Friday

Write! Write! Write!


  1. Write about what beauty means to you
  2. A memory of an older relative, living or gone
  3. Rewrite a lazy, boring day you had this week -give it some spunk!
  4. Write about “passwords”
  5. Describe the view from your bedroom or kitchen window

April 10, 2009 at 1:28 am

NaNoWriMo: Day 15 HALF-WAY Point!!!

nano_ywp_participant_icon_red_small15 Days of writing. 15 days of racking your brain on plot twists, setting descriptions, character dialogue. Are you close to the climax of your story? Do you see the changes and long strides you’ve made? Once there was a seed of an idea, and today there’s a whole big real world out there. That you created.

Be proud! Shout from the balconies (or your porch, patio or bedroom door!) I AM a Novelist! I will prevail!!!

OK, back to reality, here , folks. I have a confession. I’ve had a rough week. The boss has been dumping work on me daily, my car had some, ahem, problems, and I’m trying desperately to finish bdcoverBreaking Dawn before the Twilight movie premieres in SEVEN MORE DAYS!!!movieposter2

So, my word count has lagged behind.
But, I am committed to a 3 hour write-in tomorrow (where I bring my laptop and extra caffeine to a designated space to write like crazy with other writers.) I should be at 25,000 words by midnight tonight. Not going to happen and I’ve come to terms with that. But I’m pressing on and so must you!

Go check out the forums on the Young Writers NaNoWriMo site. Compete in a word war. Do it now.

Look at your clock, now write like mad for 15 minutes, without pausing, without editing (you shouldn’t be doing that anyway!) and then…stop! count how many words you wrote. Now, aim higher. Do it again. And again. Tired? Good!

Post your results here! Dare someone else to beat you!

November 14, 2008 at 8:05 pm

Wacky Wednesday!

Sorry young writers, I have a deadline. No Wacky Wednesday post this week.

More to come …

October 1, 2008 at 6:11 am

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