Here are some links to some resources I have found helpful on my journey. My hope is that they will help you, too!
If not for Writer’s Workshop in the sixth grade, I may never have gotten into writing for fun. A great many stories blossomed from that workshop. I recently discovered a different program that may have produced comparable—or even better—results: National Novel Writing Month’s Young Novelist Workbook. There are three levels: elementary school, middle school, and high school. You can download the PDFs for free here—just scroll down to student workbooks.
Holly Lisle’s amazing tutorials got me started with my Children of the Revolution Series. In particular, her tutorial on map building helped me create my first map and get the ball rolling. I would recommend checking out her workshops if you are contemplating writing a novel.
If you’re a writer and have resources you’d like to share, feel free to comment below! Or if you’ve checked out Holly Lisle’s stuff and think she’s amazing, comment about that. I’d love to hear from you! And if you missed the chance before, you can sign up for my mailing list and get free stuff here.