Teens Can Write, Too!

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Interview with Writer and Activist Kaye M

Aisha here, and I’ve brought you TCWT readers a special treat: an interview with Kaye M., who doubles as @gildedspine on Twitter! Now, I’m a huge fan of Kaye, and I wanted … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

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

Learning from Other Writers

Hey, TCWT-ers! Since this is my first post on the blog, I figure I should do a quick intro. I’m Olivia Rivers, I’m a writer, I’m a teen. Shocking, right? … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 14 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

Introductory Writing Advice

Welcome to February on Teens Can Write Too! This month’s topic is What to Do / What Not to Do, which lends itself quite nicely to general writing and publishing … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 21 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

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

Breaking Up With Your Story

All of us know the story: you’re ten, or twelve, or fifteen. You come up with the greatest idea for a novel and you just have to write it. You … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · 9 Comments

Beginning The 2nd Draft

Hi everyone, My name is Aisha, and just like you, I have been following this awesome blog for ages, which is why I was so excited to get the honor … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · 14 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

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 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

Writing An Antagonist

There’s something about antagonists that, I think,  inherently fascinates us as readers. We all get at least a little curious about what leads someone to become “evil,” why it is … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 16 Comments

Why There Is No Such Thing as a Teen Writer

So let’s get right to the point: there’s no such thing as a teen writer. Now, I know this sounds really weird coming from me–I run a teen writing blog, after … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · 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

Why Communities Are Important To Writers… and Why The Teen Writer Community Rocks

Writing is a very solitary thing. It requires patience, quiet, and being alone for long periods of time. Of course, you can argue that you aren’t ever really alone because … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 21 Comments

It’s Not You, It’s Me

But can we at least still be friends?  Okay. Sorry. I had to do that. I’m not actually breaking up with you, though; I’m just stating a publishing fact. “It’s not … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 6 Comments

Being a Teen Is Not the End

Update: 3/30/14 So, quite obviously, this is a teen writing blog. And by definition, that means I’m all, “Rah! Rah! Teen writers rock!” “Teen writers can get published!” “Teens can write, … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · 20 Comments

On Breaking The Fourth Wall

Updated: 3/25/14 Hey guys! So in the last few months, while reading through the slush, I’ve noticed a surprising number of writers who have built their books around breaking the fourth wall, and … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · 13 Comments
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