About Me

Secret life of teen

About Me

Hey guys! I’m John. As a teen writer myself, I started this blog in hopes of gathering together a community of young writers who are passionate about what they do, and it’s been really exciting to watch the site grow over the years. I love being able to support other writers like me, and the fact that all of you are so much more awesome and talented than I am is also pretty cool. 

Personally: I’m sixteen, I’m a YA writer represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary, and I’m an intern at the same agency. I like puns and being on time (some might even say I’m punctual.) (…I’ll stop.) but the latter never quite seems to happen because, you know, the internet exists. 

My pastimes include chocolate cake, Goldfish, and stalking attractive YouTubers on Twitter, and my current spirit animal is Lucille Bluth of Arrested Development. My number one life question is, if you are what you eat, then does that mean I should eat a New York Times bestselling author? (I mean… what…)

But in the end, I’m probably not qualified to run a blog, because tbh I can barely even get out of my own bed in the morning… ;)

Me (SHIELD YOUR EYES!!!)

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8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. When I started writing seriously at 14, I would have loved if they were blogs like this to help me believe in my talents more. However, those years were just before the onslaught of social media and after a couple ‘wide-grin submissions’ which at the time I thought were just amazing, and subsequent rejections, I was kind of like ‘okay, that’s it for me’, as I figured I was maybe too young to do anything else with my craft. Now in my 20s, I started back writing seriously only about a year ago.

    John, keep your focus, believe in what you want and your ability to get it and, continue to support others who may feel like they can’t get into this industry because of their age. You might be surprised who you are able to inspire and help :).

  2. i have always wanted to be a writer for as long as i can remember that is all i ever could think about. now that im 13 its all i wanna do is read and write but im scared my mom will read it and hate it. im so confused…………………………………..

    • Haley–
      Welcome! And those are perfectly reasonable fears. But you don’t have to share what you write. My parents know I write a ton, but they don’t read it unless I ask them to. (Even then, it can take a while for them to actually read it.) Most of my stuff only a handful of people have read.

      And don’t rule yourself out. You’re probably a better writer than you think you are.

      (And a note on parents–they will never hate any creative work of yours. Because you’re their baby and all. So they think any brainchild of yours is brilliant.)

      Jane

      • thanks so much i really needed that and i have been writing more on this app i have called wattpad super cool.. thanks so much

  3. Okay, I don’t know where else to post this, so I’ll do it here. I am a teenager working on a book and my teacher wants me to go to a book conference and pitch it to an agent, but I would like some advice in how to act and how to pitch. help?

  4. Don’t know if I said it yet, but your blog’s amazing! I’m 17 and passionate about my writing and it’s so amazing to be surrounded by teens who think the same way. Thank you so much for making this blog- and I’m loving the renovations you made! ;)

    P.S.: I have to say this (don’t freak out)- you’re kinda’ cute! <3

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