1. Zenobia Mkhize
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    Do you know any good writing books for teens?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Zenobia Mkhize, Feb 23, 2016.

    Hey everyone,

    I'm new to this forum and really excited about getting some support for my writing. Do you guys know any good books about writing specifically for teens? The only one that I have really useful is 'Writing Advice for Teens' by Richard Morris (
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    Do you guys know any others?
     
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    I'm not sure I'd make a distinction between teen writers and... well... any other writers. You'll write what you write no matter what age you are and there are plenty of people writing teen-oriented fiction who are—let's say—much older. :)

    I recommend (to anyone who will listen):
    • Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain, and
    • Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder.
    They aren't sexy books and they aren't oriented toward any particular age group, but they will give you a solid foundation in storytelling... which is what you want, right?
     
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    I'd suggest that you read a lot as well as write a lot.

    As far as books on writing goes, I would recommend Stephen King: On Writing"

    He swear a bit, but if you can handle good natured profanity then I'd check out that book.
     
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    Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird is also great alongside with Stephen King's. Her informal tone draws you in her head, showing you the joys and horror of a writer's life and psyche.
     
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    I don't know about for teens but I always like Writing down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. Or for the basics - Writer's Digest puts out a good series with a book on each basic -Plot, Dialogue, Characters & Viewpoint, Setting etc.
     

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