Jun 30

Love

Write a love poem without mentioning the word “love.”

[Photo Credit: Sheila on Moonducks, Creative Commons License]
Jun 01

Write awful

Use cliches, mixed metaphors, tense changes, whatever you're not supposed to do when you write an essay.

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(Photo credit: YWP Photo Library, photo by Molly Noel)
May 15

Advice

Share the best advice you've ever received — or figured out yourself — about performing. [Photo Credit: Beverly Gartland]
 
May 04

One

Write a serious conversation between two characters. Just write the dialogue, nothing else. Now, delete everything one person said so that only one side of the conversation remains.

[YWP Photo Library; Photo by Grace Safford]
 
Oct 13

Go

Today, your usual way to school is unavailable, and you really need to get there! It’s up to you to find an alternative.
Oct 10

Academy: College Essay Tips


Do a search on "college essay tips" and you will be inundated with advice. Here are some highlights:

1. Brainstorm. Think. Give yourself time and space to consider what you want to write.

2. Make a list of all ideas, good and not-so-good. Think again. Consider which ones you should hang on to and which ones you should toss. Toss freely. Only the strong survive this exercise.

3. Don't cram, so there's no reason to panic and lose your confidence. You'll want to write several drafts and ask a trusted mentor, teacher, adviser to read them. Give yourself time between drafts -- this does wonders to tightening up long, ponderous essays. You'll discover all sorts of places to cut or enhance.

Workshop Description:

Once you've made it through the preliminary rounds of the job search (sending in a cover letter, crafting the perfect resume) one thing that you can hope for, is to be invited in for a face to face interview. Interviews can be pretty intimidating, especially if you haven't done one before. Let's use this Playlist to figure out how to prepare, and to get comfortable with the idea of being in a job interview.
 

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Doug DeMaio
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When applying for jobs or internships many postings will request or require a cover letter to be included with your resume. And even it's not requested, it's a good idea to include one--granted you know how to create one. This Playlist will help you figure out what a cover letter is, what you need to include in one, and how to write and format one. Between this and the Resume Playlist, you'll be well on your way to securing that job or internship that you have your eye on.
 

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Doug DeMaio
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Hey! I'm Doug, the Young Writers Project Web/Instruction Coordinator. Feel free to ask me questions about YWP!

Workshop Description:

A resume is generally one of the first things you need to go out looking for a job or internship. A good resume will tell your potential employer a bit about yourself, your experience, and your goals--in a well-organized, easy-to-read format. This Playlist will help you figure out what to include in your resume, and how to organize and arrange your resume to make it effective.
 

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Instructor and Mentor info
Doug DeMaio
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doug.demaio's picture
Hey! I'm Doug, the Young Writers Project Web/Instruction Coordinator. Feel free to ask me questions about YWP!