Tag Archive for ‘writing’
Kelsey Schifferdecker, age 17, writes about the importance of a best friend when everything else is going awry…
A fictional short story by Taylor Whitlock, age 15, Virginia; art by Gracie Gralike, age 19, Missouri
A poem by Soumyasree Chakraborty, age 16, West Bengal, India; drawing by Gracie Gralike, age 19, Missouri
This is the 5th in a series of writing workshops by journalist, author, and book critic Lucy Atkins, who is striving to support all of you writers working on your submission for the 20 Under 20 Writing Contest that Teen Voices is holding. These are tips for developing a captivating, relevant SETTING. The deadline for submissions is March 31, so it’s time to get those pens/fingers rolling and get your entry in soon! For full submission guidelines, see link under “recent stories” to the right.
Girls, pick up your pencils! Teen Voices turns 20 this year — and we’re celebrating with a short story contest! Our top two contestants will each win a Kindle, and the winning stories will appear in the fall print edition of Teen Voices and on teenvoices.com. Bestselling author Anita Diamant will judge the entries. Your entry is due by March 31. Learn more now!
Dialogue ““ or what your characters say (and when, and how!) Dialogue is just the technical word for the conversations your characters have with each other. They might also, of course, talk to themselves. That’s dialogue too! Dialogue is very important: it makes your story come alive if the characters: a. talk; and b. talk [...]
By Your Side “ Tekeisha Meade, 17 You come home & I look into your tired, weak eyes And I quickly blink away the tears and silently quiet the inner cries I never wanted and I never could take seeing you in pain This life I live is nothing more than real and so much [...]
An-Li Bogan, 15, sends us this poem about the emotions that inspire people to write.
Ever try to sit down to write a story and never know how to develop your character? In Lucy’s first workshop learn how to get to know and explore your character so that your story will come alive. Sit down with a pen and notepad, and pretend your character is your new best friend.
In her poem “They Stand for Equality,” Emily Yankowitz, 16, writes about “a driving map for the ways of the world.”
Artwork by teen editor Lilo Ginarte, 17