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PROJECT #digiwrimo -- a world-wide initiative to write something every day (or as many days as you can) is underway with some GREAT participation! Write each day (if you can) during the Month of November and gain FUN! FAME! Fortune! (er, prizes). You can write anything of any length on any topics or genre each day -- and more purpose -- your work will have audience. Doing #nanowrimo? NO PROBLEM! Post some of it here and use the DIGIWRIMO project tag. Prizes! (OMG did he say, prizes? YES, he did!)

Rules (sort of) are:
  1. Begins at 12:01 Nov. 1, 2015 (egads! that's Sunday!)
  2. Each day, share a piece of writing -- a poem, six-word story, piece of prose, a chapter or excerpt of a novel, a haiku, a rant, a response to one of our challenges (CLICK EXPLORE in header), an essay, a sprout ... whatever. Include digital media if you are so moved, OR the story can be all digital media -- visual art, sound ...  Do whatever!
  3. MAKE MISTAKES! Write horrible, dreadful stuff. Don't worry! Take a chance. Try things new! Just try to do something every day.
  4. CHOOSE the DIGIWRIMO PROJECT tag. (You can use the #digiwrimo hashtag, too.)
  5. Share it to the social media world ... we certainly will. And, again, use the #digiwrimo tag.
  6. Complete the month and win many prizes -- some silly, some valuable, some chocolatey.


daily challenge


Create a character and their foil. Throw them both into a story; how do their differences conflict/contrast or complement each other? Is there a situation where their differences could benefit each other?


Community Building Challenge

REACTIONS: This community now has more than 1,400 authors. Wow. Our intentions are to grow it to twice this size so there is a constant stream of traffic and energy. To do that, we need your help to build this community. Here's how:
  • Post a REACTION to someone else's post. Do it several times. In your reaction, tell the author what you notice, what moved you and, specifically, what you wondered about. Offer a suggestion if you can. Don't talk about spelling, grammar or punctuation unless you really really think it harms the content. NOTE: They'll get a private message saying you posted a reaction. Maybe they'll return the favor.
  • INVITE A FRIEND. Click here or click the link below the ME menu (if you are logged in.) Know someone OUTSIDE of Vermont who'd have fun here? Know anyone down the street? Invite them.

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Green Friday

There is a trend when it comes to climate change: people who control spending power displace the burden of climate change onto poorer communities. Despite the fact that these communities contribute to climate change very little, they are left to deal with its ill effects.
Read up on the social effects of climate change and create a story (words, audio, visuals) that depicts the impact of climate change in our world today.

YWP and 350VT invite you to submit your response for presentation in a gallery display at Wonder of the World, an event in Burlington, VT on November 27. The event celebrates our planet and benefits 350VT. Anyone wishing to participate in the show should submit their piece to cmhanley316@gmail.com by November 25, 2015. Click here for event details.

Night Lights

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Night Lights

It was a dark (but not stormy) night, as most nights tend to be. I was riding in the car armed with nothing but a camera to defend myself from an impending case of boredom. Valiantly, I began pointed the afforementioned camera at various objects, but alas, they were too blurry to suit my taste.
Fear not, dear readers, for I realized that by shaking the camera around as fast as I could, (think of it as "throttling") the light smeared into laserlike patterns. As long as one remembers to embrace the blurriness, and accept the dozens of images gone hideously wrong, they too can become a night light ninja!
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buy Anthology 7 online

YWP Anthology 7 features best writing and photography of 70+ Vermont and New Hampshire youths from the 2014-2015 school year. It's a fantastic gift for friends and family members alike!

Price: $10/copy.
Shipping: Flat rate of $2.45/order.

Special Anthology Edition of The Voice!

Can your family help YWP?

The challenge is on! Young Writers Project is so, so close to reaching its goal for a matching grant from a Boston Foundation. If we raise $50,000 in new or increased support by NOVEMBER 25, the foundation will give us $50,000. Can you help?

Young Writers Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that depends on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to reach thousands of youths. Please help us continue our powerful work. Donate what you can —$25, $50, $100, or more — to help us provide a civil, online maker space for youths from all over and to provide mentoring and instruction and affirmation for free.

If you wish to learn more about YWP, go to youngwritersproject.org/about or email YWP Director and founder Geoffrey Gevalt or call him at 802-324-9537.

Check donations may be sent to:
Young Writers Project
47 Maple Street # 106
Burlington VT 05401
Credit card donations may be made securely through JustGive.org:


Or PayPal:

Thanks so much.

Geoffrey Gevalt
YWP Founder and Director


Congratulations to those whose Winter Tales will be presented!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WRITERS whose poetry and stories were selected by Vermont Stage Company to be performed at the 11th annual Winter Tales at FlynnSpace in Burlington, Dec. 9-13! For information and tickets, click here.
Thank you to all writers who submitted to this challenge! You can read all submissions here.

CLICK READ MORE to see the winning authors, links to their submissions and the dates of their performances: