“Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy – which many believe goes hand in hand with it – will be dead as well.”
– Margaret Atwood
Are some people born with a gift for words; able to take even the most mundane of tasks and re-form them into magical adventures? Perhaps some have a more innate ability to weave a tale, but there is still hope for the rest of us! With a few good resources, even the most inexperienced writer may soon become a budding author.
If you have children interested in becoming authors, or perhaps have children you would like to be enthusiastic about writing, here are a few resources your family might find helpful to the writing process. You’ll find a great mix of everything; websites, books, and more!
10 Great Resources for Budding Authors
1. Writing Your Way, Don Fry
2. What’s Your Story, Marion Dane Bauer
3. On Writing Well, William Zinsser
4. The Writer’s Way, Jack Ralins and Stephen Metzger
5. Dramatica Pro Application
6. One Year Adventure Novel
7. Young Writers Online
8. Eight Writing Contests for Kids
9. Cash Contests for Kids
Nab, bookmark, and peruse a few of the resources above and explore the art of writing. Stock up on paper, pencils, erasers, and/or a computer. Sit yourself down and have some fun. Writing doesn’t have to be hard; just take one word at a time!
“Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.” – Jeremiah 30:2
🔔 Time to Chime In: Calling all authors!! Share your story with our homeschooling audience. What led you to becoming an author, what have you learned along the way; and what are you currently working on;