Useful Resources

PENCIL TIPS WRITING WORKSHOP bloggers are hoping to create an extensive list of useful resources on this page. If you have suggestions, please refer to the e-mail listed on the Contact Us Page.

Anastasia Suen: Author, Consultant, Teacher
Advice for Young Writers from Neil Gaiman
Author Interviews on
NCTE: National Day on Writing
Poetry Power from Kristine O'Connell George
For Poets & Writers from Joyce Sidman
Reading Rockets: Writing Resources
Spilling Ink
Tips for Teaching Poetry from
Tips for Young Writers from Susan Beth Pfeffer
Tips for Young Readers from Ralph Fletcher
Writing Tips from Pamela Ehrenberg
Writing Tips from Mary Quattlebaum
Writing Resources from Mary Quattlebaum
Writopia Lab

Author: A True Story by Helen Lester
The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli
Firetalking by Patricia Polacco (all the titles in the Meet the Author series)
Max's Words by Kate Banks
My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil by Hanoch Piven
My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks by Hanoch Piven
The Missing Golden Ticket and Splendiferous Secrets by Roald Dahl
The Plot Chickens by Mary Jane Auch
A Story with Pictures by Barbara Kanninen
S is for Story by Esther Hershenhorn
What do Authors Do? by Eileen Christelow

Drop Everything and Write! by Linda Leopold Strauss
The Comic Toolbox by Peter Vorhaus
The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
How I Came to Be a Writer by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
From Reader to Writer: Teaching Writing Through Classic Children's Books by Sarah Ellis
Nonfiction Craft Lessons by JoAnn Portalupi and Ralph Fletcher
Reflections by Ralph Fletcher
Teaching Adolescent Writers by Kelly Gallagher
Teaching the Youngest Writers by Marcia S. Freeman
This Is Not a Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World by Kerri Majors
Word Magic for Writers by Cindy Rogers
Write Like This by Kelly Gallagher
Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America by Sue Grafton
Writing With Power by Peter Elbow
Writing Radar by Jack Gantos

Balloon Lit Journal
YARN: The Young Adult Review Network
You Quote It, You Note It!: Game tutorial from Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University on How to Avoid Plagiarism. Great resource for students!