National Novel Writing Month

It’s November – National Novel Writing Month – AKA:  NaNoWriMo! The goal is to write a 50,000 word (175-page) novel by midnight November 30, 2010. In 2009, over 165,000 people joined in the fun at and over 30,000 of them passed the 50,000 word mark! Click below for more details: National Novel Writing Month […]

Double-Dog Dare – Read 10 Books and Get 1 Free!

If you are 12 or under, and you like to read, here is an opportunity to get a free book from Borders, Borders Express, or Walden’s Books! All you have to do is read 10 books – your choice – download and print out the Double-Dog Dare Form, list the titles of the 10 books […]

Writing and Illustration Contests

The Young Voices Foundation is sponsoring a short story contest for K-12 students:  “Young Voices of America Tell a Story” – you pick the subject. Entries must not exceed 10,000 words. Multiple submissions are allowed. Please follow submission guidelines. There is no entry fee and submissions may be emailed. Unfortunately, I only just now saw this […]