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Monday, December 6, 2010

Places For Aspiring Student Writers

I realize our core writing curriculum this year has focused on expository and persuasive writing. Remember that the concepts behind the lessons are a foundation which can be applied to all good writing. I also realize that most of you would rather write creatively, and I want you to explore this, too.  Further, you can and should use creative writing techniques to add voice to any of your writing!

One great site I have referred students to in the past is:  Merlyn's Pen . You can submit your writing to be reviewed by professional editors who will even provide feedback. You can also enter contests and become a published writer!

This weekend, I read this article in The New York Times (duh):   Web Site for Teenagers With Literary Leanings, so I checked out the newly launched site:  Figment: Write yourself in. I'm pretty impressed with the idea behind the site. It would be amazing to follow a few of you on the site.  If you decide to join, please let me know so that I can follow you.