Writer Alert!

October 7, 2009

smallsplatTeen author Beth Kephart is the Author-in-Residence on readergirlz.com, so she is doing some cool writing exercises for teen authors. Click here to check out her writing exercise (and contest!). It’s great inspiration!

logoNational Novel Writing Month is coming soon…write 50,000 word novel to celebrate and express your creativity! Quantity, not quality is the goal. Here’s  a little more:

“It is a fun, seat-of-your-pants novel writing event where the challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but our Young Writers Program allows participants who are 17 years old and younger to set reasonable, yet challenging, word-count goals.”


I Heart Daily

January 23, 2009



Have you checked out this website lately? I love getting their posts in my email box everyday! So much fun stuff about new trends, fun beauty products, music and more.

Here’s today’s post about face boutique who is “creating effective, ethical and easy cleansing regimes for teens and twenty-somethings…”

Melissa Walker blogging

November 3, 2008
Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker, a Chapel Hill native, has finished her Violet triology and onto new adventures. I can’t wait to see what comes next. I will miss reading about Violet’s life and her friends! I finally got a chance to read Violet in Private and loved it. If you have any interest in models, modeling, the glam life of a model and fashion – you have to check out a copy.

Melissa also blogs – a personal one and with readergirlz.com. Take a look and let us know what you think.

What is beauty?

May 30, 2008

It’s a question that seems to be in our faces more and more everyday. I just watched a glimpse of a what happens to a teen model who is transformed with hair and makeup artists into a woman – then is computer enhanced into something “gorgeous”. The images presented to us in advertising campaigns really have an impact on the way people view their bodies, self-image and others. After reading Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker and then seeing this film clip – it reconfirmed what I always have thought. You have to know your SELF and be true to your SELF. Beauty is in your spirit, your smile, your eyes, your laughter and thoughtfulness. Think about the most beautiful person you know – is the true beauty on the outside or the inside? What do you value most and what do you think that person values most? Several libraries are hosting workshops sponsored by Dove. Check out the videos – especially “Onslaught” – on this website called the Campaign for Real Beauty. What are your thoughts and observations?

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