Teens Can Write, Too!

Changing the world's opinion… as soon as we finish this math homework

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beginning Querying: A Horror Story

Hi, readers! I’m so thrilled to be joining the Teens Can Write, Too blog with my archnemesis John and the lovely people of Ch1Con, and I’m super pumped to write … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · 17 Comments

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

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

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

May 2014 TCWT Blog Chain

I’m totally thrilled to announce that the blog chain is back–for real this time. After a long hiatus, it’ll once again happen every month, starting this May. (For those who are unfamiliar with what … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 74 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

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

May 2013 Blog Chain

ETA: 3/31/14: *If you’re one of the awesome people who finds these past blog chain posts through search terms, you can go here to find more recent topics and to sign up for a current chain.* … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 75 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
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