It's late in the summer, so you might not have a lot of time to invest in mammoth book like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
. You need something short and sweet, something you can read in a day or less. Check out the Due Tomorrow
booklist. Don't let the name fool you. It's not just for book reports. These books are fast and exciting. Read one (or two!) before the summer ends!
Write a poem, and win a scholarship. Interested? Here's how you do it. Power Poetry is holding a scholarship slam. The winning poet will receive $1000 for college. The theme is One Job... May Change My Life
. Think about your dream job, the job that could transform your life. What would it be? How would you get there? What do you need to make your dream job into a reality? Write a poem about your ideal job and submit it to Power Poetry by April 30. You just might get $1000 closer to your dreams.
Do you dream of becoming a writer? Do you have a story idea that you can't stop thinking about? If so, join thousands of other aspiring and established writers this November for NaNoWriMo
or National Novel Writing Month. Participants attempt to write an entire 50,000 word novel in a month. Even if you don't finish your novel, it's a great chance to hone your writing skills while getting encouragement from your fellow writers. Start brainstorming now so you can start writing on November 1.
For sixty years, the Paris Review
has interviewed some of the greatest modern writers about their craft. Check out their talks with writers ranging from Ernest Hemingway to Joan Didion to Kurt Vonnegut. Whether you're an aspiring writer, a voracious reader, or a student working on a book report, these interviews will inform and inspire.