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The Daily Read

Apr 04
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One, two, three, breathe. They aren’t staring at you. One, two, three, breathe. It’s okay. One, two, three, BREATHE. They aren’t doing anything wrong. My heart punches and battles as I walk through the bleak hallways of my high school. I pass by the girls that I’ve known my whole life. Preschool to now; my senior year. It’s absolutely insane how much one person can change between then and now. Gaggles of glaring girls hang out in little groups all over the school, and they giggle and gossip. It makes me want to throw up. They sit there in their small huddles and stare me up and down like vultures eyeing up their prey before it dies. 
Aug 02

Today's Tiny Write

Random questionnaire
1. what's ur favorite color?
2. Favorite place to be
3. one super power you would love to have
3. thoughts on maple sugar
4. funnies thing that's happened recently
5. did you realize I repeated number 3
- Treblemaker

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Mar 04

The Voice ... April issue!

Feb 24

Line Break: On writers and writing

Hi, I'm Iris! (eyesofIris here on YWP.) Take a pause and listen to Line Break! ABOUT LINE BREAK: I started this YWP podcast in March and I'm looking for writers to collaborate with. Here's how it works: you read one of your poems, and then we talk about the inspiration behind it, what it means, an overall analysis -- and we make a podcast! I think that it will be a really fun way to learn more about YWPers and their writing. Podcasts will be on the site and in The Voice. Let me know if you're interested!

YWP's Pop-up Online Workshops

The Writer's Craft is YWP's treasure chest of online workshops and quick pop-up writing challenges and activities. Check in here for inspiration! Many, many more to follow. Have fun. Build skills. Connect with YWP friends! Jump in any time as the list grows here:
Aug 19


Mar 16

YWP is here for you

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From Young Writers Project to everyone in the YWP community, your families, and friends: We send you positive energy, wishes for good health, and virtual hugs! When COVID-19 forces you inside, remember that YWP is here for you. Post your writing, photos, and art. Stay in touch with your YWP writing friends. Comment, connect, indulge your creative side. Take full advantage of all YWP has to offer, including:

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Dec 07
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YWP News

Online Writing Party!

Apr 04

Line Break, Episode 4

Mar 01

April Writing Contest

[Illustration by Ava Kendrick, YWP Library]
There are laws preventing discrimination and inequity in housing, and yet decent, affordable shelter remains out of reach for many people. As part of National Fair Housing Month (April), write about your community or your state in the context of housing justice.
Prizes: 1st: $75; 2nd: $50; 3rd: $25.
Deadline: Friday, April 24, 2020
THE CHALLENGES: Belong; Shelter; Justice
Nov 22

YWP Book Club!


Apr 04

Spirit Lifters

Jul 23


Have you ever met someone and felt you’ve known them your entire life, or perhaps in another life? Describe the experience.
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Jul 22


We all talk, but how well do we listen? Create a situation that turns on the ability of a character to really hear what someone else is saying. 
[YWP Media Library, photo by Elizabeth Goodrich]
Mar 13


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The coronavirus (COVID-19) has seized our world, attacking our health, our economy, our everyday life. Write about this invader and how it's changing our lives.

Recent comments

Mar 16


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Hey YWP! Help write original, inspiring challenges for next year's Weekly Writing Challenges list! Have fun! Anything goes! Just one requirement: They must be your own creations, not from the internet or other sources. Just your imagination. We'll credit you if your challenge is included in the 2020-21 list.