Category Archives: Tips for Teen Writers

TeenWriter Tuesday: 5 Ways to Make Career Connections

Go Teen Writers! If you are not already familiar with the website Go Teen Writers,  I’d like to introduce you. GoTeenWriters offers honesty, encouragement and community to teens who want to be published. If you want to meet other teens who love … Continue reading

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Words on Wednesday: The Emotion Thesaurus

Every good writer tries to “show not tell” character emotions. But even experienced authors may be limited in their familiarity with certain feelings. Extreme emotions such as anguish, desperation, paranoia, rage, and full-out terror may–thankfully–exist only in our fictional worlds. Enter the helpful … Continue reading

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TeenWriter Tuesday: Summer Writing Camps for Teens

Angelo State University (TX), Sarah Lawrence College (NY), Boston University–and hundreds of other colleges and universities around the world–are hosting summer camps for young writers this summer. No archery or horseback riding here. No campfires or sing-alongs, either. Just people who GET writing. … Continue reading

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Teen Tuesday: What Teens Hate to See in YA Books

Recently, The Writer’s Dig (a blog hosted by Writer’s Digest) published a guest post by teenage writer Jamie S. Margolin. Margolin has written articles for Teen Ink. One of her articles earned her an Editors Choice award and was voted #1 by readers. … Continue reading

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Teen Tuesday: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Regional winners are being announced now. From these, a designated number of best-in-region selections will be judged nationally for American Voices/American Visions Medals. Continue reading

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