Teens Can Write, Too!

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Middle Grade vs. Young Adult

Hey, guys! The theme for May is “Non-YA Novels.” I’ll be honest: I read and write very little that isn’t Young Adult fiction. For the most part, this is because … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 9 Comments

Making Your Blog as Interesting as Your Book

Social media is hugely important in the field of publishing, and many professionals in the industry suggest that writers keep a blog. Of course, this leads to the inevitable question … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 8 Comments

Utilizing Social Media

Hi everyone! Today I (Kira Budge the Magnificent) wanted to talk to you guys about social media and how to best use it as an author. I have a pretty … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 15 Comments

5 Reasons Why Ella (Enchanted) Is A True Woman Of Fiction

Hey, Emma Ryan here! I’m a member of the TCWT staff. You probably don’t know me all that well considering that, due to my own laziness, I haven’t written a … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 13 Comments

On Favorite Books

When someone asks what my favorite book is, there are always two novels that come to mind. And I can’t for the life of me choose between them. I love … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 24 Comments

Why Aren’t We Reading As Much Anymore?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about excuses and procrastination. As anyone who knows me can tell you, I am a world-class procrastinator. A lot of writers are, unfortunately. Even … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 32 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

Religious Diversity in YA Lit

Dear TCWT readers, Today, in conjunction with some recent Ch1Con chats and our January TCWT blog chain, I want to talk to y’all about a very important topic to me: … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · 12 Comments

On Endings

Hi guys! I’m super excited to be able to join you today for my first post on Teens Can Write, Too! This month’s TCWT theme  is “Endings,” which is appropriate … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 10 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

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

“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

The Secret Life of a Teen Writer

I’ve always been a writer. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been putting my thoughts into stories in some way or another. At first, they were pretty obscure: epics of talking … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 49 Comments

7 Popular TV Shows If They Were Made for a Publishing Audience

(So after nearly a year of infrequent posting, TCWT is finally back–for real this time! I’ve missed this blog, and I’ve missed you guys, and I’m really excited to be returning. To … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 26 Comments

Ten Things Never To Say To A Writer

In the spirit of… something… I’ve decided to compile a list of ten things you should never, ever say to a writer. I’m sure all of us can relate, largely because they’ve … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 52 Comments
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