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The End

It’s true. After nearly four years of existence, TCWT is closing its doors. As rewarding as this blog has been for me, I feel that it has run its course, and it’s time to … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · 17 Comments

TCWT May 2015 Blog Chain

Hi everyone! As a part of the Ch1Con blog tour (you can read our post on the subject plus enter our critique giveaway here), the May blog chain will be … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

Teen Writer Conferences, Poetry, and Disability in Fiction: The Ch1Con Blog Tour

Hey everyone! As some of you may know, TCWT has close ties with Ch1Con, a young writers conference based in Chicago, IL; many of our awesome bloggers on this site also work for … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 19 Comments

TCWT April 2015 Blog Chain

Hey guys! For April’s blog chain, I want to do a twist on a topic from two years ago, which asked participants to write a letter to an antagonist of their … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 77 Comments

TCWT March 2015 Blog Chain

Hey guys! Apologies for posting this late. My life recently has stayed on course with this tweet. (Also – I’m hoping to catch up on blog chain comments when my exams are over in … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 51 Comments

How To Survive Long Waits

Once you wade deep enough into the publishing world, you start to realize that a huge chunk of the industry involves waiting. Whether you’re waiting on feedback from critique partners, … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 9 Comments

February 2015 TCWT Blog Chain

Hey everyone! For this month’s blog chain, I want to focus on something we here on the blog have yet to cover: music. Specifically, how music influences our writing, and in what … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 98 Comments

Q&A: Starting Is the Hard Part (Or, How to Get Creatively Re-Inspired)

Quick side note before the post: today, TCWT is participating in action/2015, a global campaign (in conjunction with the organization Save The Children and supported by the UN) that encourages young people to speak out … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 21 Comments

TCWT January 2015 Blog Chain

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for another awesome blog chain this December! All of your posts rocked, as per usual. This month’s blog chain topic was suggested by Heather at … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 73 Comments

TCWT December 2014 Blog Chain

Hey guys! This month’s blog chain topic was suggested by Lily at Lily’s Notes In The Margins, and I’m really excited about it. She asks: “What works of fiction have … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 74 Comments

A Fundraiser and a Book Giveaway

Hey guys! John here. As you probably know, TCWT has joined forces with the awesome young writers’ conference, Ch1Con (you can read a little bit about the conference here), and … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Announcing TCWT 2.0

Hey guys! This is John speaking. I clarify that because some totally awesome things have happened, and it won’t just be me posting on the blog anymore. I’m not too great … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 17 Comments

TCWT November 2014 Blog Chain

Hey guys! It’s time to announce the topic for the next blog chain, which begins on November 5th. I’m really excited about this one, and even though the topic is a little different from … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 54 Comments

Writing In Your Own Style

Here’s the thing: I don’t write lyrically. I’ve tried to, of course. Countless times I’ve attempted–and failed–to be poetic in my writing, because I hoped that if I just worked hard enough, my writing … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 28 Comments

September 2014 TCWT Blog Chain

Hi guys! Since I’m posting this a little late (I meant to have it up a day early–sorry!) and to give people ample time to sign up, I’ve decided to start the … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 86 Comments

Humans of New York and Writing Inspiration

Recently, I discovered the page that I now consider to be the best on the internet: Humans of New York. For those who don’t know, HONY (I’m going to use … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · 14 Comments

TCWT August 2014 Blog Chain

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the blog chain this July! It was another fantastic one, and I really enjoyed reading all of your posts. For August’s chain, I thought … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 79 Comments

TCWT July 2014 Blog Chain

  As always, a huge thank you to everyone who participated in last month’s blog chain! All of the posts were really thought-provoking, and it was especially cool seeing such a variety … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 49 Comments

“The Netflix Effect” For Books?

**Please note: This is all speculation. I’m a writer, not a publishing insider, but I think this is a topic worth discussing.** If you are familiar with the television realm, you’ve probably … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 20 Comments

TCWT June 2014 Blog Chain

**Quick announcement: On June 14-15, just outside Chicago, Illinois (U.S.A.), a few really great people are hosting a writing conference for teen writers known as the Chapter One Young Writers Conference. It’s led … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 70 Comments
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