I want to be a writer
I want to be a helper
who takes people's thoughts
to turn them into streamers
cause no one deserves
a life lacking of laughter
I want to be an actor
someone to make little girl's dreams
in dreams of color
I want to be a writer
someone who makes thoughts into words
and words into smiles
smiles into believers
believers into lovers
and who starts the circle over again
Cause I want to be a writer
someone who makes words onto paper
makes it relateable
YWP encourages everyone -- student users, teachers, mentors and YWP editors -- to provide constructive feedback on all entries. Try to stay on topic (the writing) and be respectful -- and considerate -- of others reading this site. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind as you comment on others' writing: Read more »
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Once you log in, here's what you can do:
- Keep a "Blog" or writer's notebook. When you login, click on "WRITE" at the top left and post a new blog entry. Be sure to title it, give it a genre, and denote whether you want it to be considered for newspaper selection.
You can supplement your writing by inserting photos or uploading an .mp3 audio file as a "podcast" or attaching other files, through the options provided after clicking "WRITE."
“MY LIFE” radio commentaries. YWP is partnering with Vermont Public Radio for an ongoing series for radio broadcast. We are looking for conversational stories or commentary on events or moments in your lives. Focus on one topic that engages you, where you feel you have something to say in which others would be interested. Read more »
PERMISSIONS. This site is for registered students from Vermont or New Hampshire to share writing, ideas and opinions. Students under the age of 13 need to have parental consent to register for this site. As a rule that means any students in seventh grade and below. In addition, teachers often need parental permission in order to submit student entries for the YWP Newspaper Series.
YWP has a downloadable permissions form designed for younger students, parents and teachers. This document is for teachers seeking permission from parents to submit their students' work and for parents to grant permission for their children to register on the YWP Web site.
Send completed form to:
Young Writers Project
20 Winooski Falls Way, Suite #4,
Winooski, VT 05404
Once you've sent it in, the younger student is free to register, log in and write away!
NOTE: We check all newly registered students and teachers. If the information is inaccurate, or if a student is too young and we do not have the parental consent form, we will shut down the account and notify the student. Read more »