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A list of tips, tricks and links to help you become a better writer!

Ten Tips for Young Authors
By Aaron Shepard
1. Turn off the TV.
2. Read a lot, but don’t just read.
3. Be a spy.
4. Write!
5. Learn to type well.
6. Get a good thesaurus.
7. Simplify.
8. Learn the rules before you break them.
9. Find what interests both you and others.
10. Ask for criticism.
For more resources, visit Aaron Shepard’s Young Authors Page at


Links link to a list of links for young writers. – Right off the bat, this one has some advice about writing poetry! Found through the above link. – Tirzah Duncan, at nineteen years of age, is a two-time National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) winner and is working on publishing Ever Actor, her first novel. Her interactive blog has lots of great info for the YA writer! – John Scalzi worked at the Fresno Bee, and in 2010 he was elected president of the Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America!

If you have some advice or questions for your fellow writers, leave them in the comments section below!