"Get Your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." - Mark Twain.
Grammar girl presents the ultimate writing guide for students
by Mignon Fogarty & illustrated by Erwin Haya
Grammar Girl has your wriitng tips including Parts of speech -- Sentenced for life -- Punch up your punctuation -- Quick and dirty tips.
Get wise! : mastering writing skills
by Laurie Barnett & Heather McCarron
Get instructions and activity ideas to improve writing skills like reading comprehension, vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar and more.
Stan Lee's How to write comics
by Stan Lee
Discover the basics of how to write comics including Creating the character -- Storytelling -- Subplots -- Formats -- Preparing the script, and more.
Breakfast on Mars
edited by Rebecca Stern & Brad Wolfe
"Present a collection of unconventional essays by leading writers to challenge how students think about essays using imaginative, rule-breaking, and unconventional examples." - publisher.
Thrice told tales
by Catherine Lewis & illustrated by Joost Swarte
"Three Blind Mice. Three Blind Mice. See how they run? No. See how they can make all sorts of useful literary elements... easy to understand!" - publisher.
The Facts on File guide to good writing
by Martin H. Manser
"Offering clear, straightforward guidance, The Facts On File Guide to Good Writing outlines the basics of writing for anyone looking to improve writing skills or knowledge of the English language" - publisher.
Things I have to tell you
edited by Betsy Franco; photographs by Nina Nickles
"A collection of poems, stories, and essays written by girls twelve to eighteen years of age and revealing the secrets which enabled them to overcome the challenges they faced" - publisher.
Sharpen your report writing skills
by Jennifer Rozines Roy
Learn about report writing and what goes into it to make your report look and read great.
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Creative Writing Contests
- http://www.bklynlibrary.org/teenzone-writing-contest BPL 2014 Teen Writing Contest
- http://writingcontests.wordpress.com/ Earn some $$$ with your writing.
- http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writing-competitions Check out the Your Story Competition and more.
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