Write On!

Websites and books on writing to inspire your BPL Writing Contest entry!

Websites

Figment
http://figment.com/
Whatever you're into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it all here.

Creative Writing Prompts
http://creativewritingprompts.com/
Practice your writing skills with fresh scenarious. 

Best Teen Poems
http://www.bestteenpoems.com/
Check out the best teen poems.

Creative Writing Contests

Stage of Life – High School
http://www.stageoflife.com/StageHighSchool.aspx
A free blogging community for teen writers making the world a better place, one story at a time.

YA Book Central
http://www.yabookscentral.com/
Check out this community with various media resources for teens.

Urban Word
http://www.urbanwordnyc.org/wp/programs/
Develop your writing skills with free workshops.

Books

Extraordinary Poetry Writing
Margaret Ryan
808.1 R
Get examples, ideas and writing tips.

Write Where You Are
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
808.042 M
Whether its journaling, poetry, stories or essays, writing can help you learn that you are okay, and learn who you are and what you want to do with your life.

When We Were Countries : Outstanding Poems & Stories by High School Writers
ed. Mark Pawlak
810 W
All work first appeared in the special high school section of Hanging Loose magazine.

We Are Quiet, We Are Loud
ed. David Levithan
810.8092 W
A collection of teenage writings from the the best young writers and artists in America.

Red
ed. Amy Goldwasser
814 R
Essays from teenage girls from a variety of backgrounds.

If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever?
M.E. Kerr
YA FIC KERR
Alan Bennett, star jock, star writer, star everything, is all set for his senior year to be the best year ever, until the new kid in school spoils everything. 

A Field Guide for Heartbreakers
Kristen Tracy
YA FIC TRACY
Best friends Dessy and Veronica arrive in Prague for a prestigious writing workshop, but definitely have different ideas about how the summer should evolve.