Mr. Campbell’s Top Ten Coolerest Sites of Week

Mr. Campbell’s Top Ten Coolerest Sites of the Week    1)Corner book markers for your outside reading books. 2.) NaNoWriMo Pep Talk The YWP has hosted a lot of amazing pep talks this year, but we’re especially proud to have Christopher Paolini give us some mid-month advice. Christopher wrote the first book in the Eragonseries when he was 15, and his most recent installment was an instant blockbuster (489,000 copies!) upon its release last week. Which one of our young writers will be the next Paolini-eque success?   Dear NaNoWriMo Participants, No doubt you are currently hard at work on your novel for this year’s contest. As someone who once wrote 200,000 words in three and a half months, I know exactly what you’re going through. So. Here’s my advice based on over 10 years of working to deadlines. First, writing your book is going to be difficult. Know this. Accept this. Embrace this. It may be fun as well, but make no mistake, what you’re attempting is a major undertaking. Second, pace yourself. Because it’s going to be difficult, you don’t want to burn out. Save the late nights and early mornings for the last week, week-and-a-half of your effort. You may be writing at a quick jog, but don’t break out into an all-out, fear-driven, there’s-a-bear-behind-me pace until it’s absolutely necessary. Conserve your creative strength. You’re going to need it. (On a...

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