Writer's Support Room - Getting Started


November 20, 2014

"THE WRITE WORDS TO READ"

The Institute of Children's Literature
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com


"I'd argue that guiding or exploring the transition into adulthood is exactly the point of YA literature. As writers we move our young protagonists into a more mature perspective by the end of their character arcs. We help them along in their transitions to adulthood, ushering our young readers in the process."
-- Deborah Halverson from Writing Young Adult Fiction


CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

1. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? CHECK OUT THE TOPICAL SITE INDEX
2. Online in Rx
3. MARKET NEWS
4. COOL SITE
5. REMINDERS


Hello Students!

Check out the STUDENT CENTER
You can access it from the left side navigation links from all over the site now -- No more disappearing Student Center! Plus, it's been updated and packed with new goodies. All students from any of the classes from the Institute can use their student ID number to access the Student Center.
This gives you access to

If you're a student and you haven't checked out this terrific resource -- check in today!



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1. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING?
A Full Site Topical Index
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws01/webindex.shtml

Are you interested in knowing more about "educational markets?" How about "historical fiction?"
There is a perfect topic for everyone and all of the Rx content is listed -- all the articles, all the guest chat transcripts, all the topical open forums. Check it OUT.





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2. In Rx
Making It Real
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/vbodach2012.shtml
Vijaya Bodach helps us understand the right details that make a story come alive.



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3. 2014 GENEii Family History Writers Contest Opens
http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/
Contest for NONFICTION family history/local history narratives that "capture a sense of a family's experience(s), the character of a locality, or reveal an individual's character or personality." Cash prizes plus publication of top stories. No Fee. Deadline December 31.


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4.Naming Your Character

http://www.susanuhlig.com/2014/11/naming-your-character.html
Character naming is important and Susan Uhlig has some resources to help.

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5. REMINDERS

Our WRITER'S RETREAT, ICL's discussion board is up and available at http://institutechildrenslit.net/index.php. For tips on using the discussion board, check out "Using the New Writer's Retreat."

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