November is National Novel Writing month. While you might be familiar with NaNoWriMo, this would be a great time to direct a few underage creatives to the Young Writers Program's site.
They have all sorts of cool stuff--writing tips, games, work books. Check it out, and encourage the young writers in your life to participate.
I won't be "writing" a novel during November, but the buzz is a good kick in the pants and I've resolved to recommence tweaking The Jonah Bottle. Can't write some things until my reading list is plowed through. But I can tweak.