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yesterday i was at a party and when i came back, i realised i didn't ruffle my hair or mess with my shirt once. that realisation made me feel soo good, especially bc society rn is obsessed with looks. felt great to look at myself in the 1st person instead of the 3rd person for three hrs :D
self confidence is awesome, i'm so proud of you!! i agree society is incredibly obsessed with looks, and it can be hard sometimes to feel proud and confident in your own skin. i'm so happy for you :D
05/09/2022 - 12:21am
04/29/2022 - 9:51pm
omg i rly want to watch that show!!!!
04/30/2022 - 5:49pm
It's the only thing that made this week bearable!!!!!!!
05/01/2022 - 11:06pm
1. favorite jolly rancher flavor
2. what is the first video that pops up for you when you open YouTube?
3. favorite poem you've ever written
4. least favorite drawing/writing phase you ever went through
5. what webpage do you visit the most often for school?
6. if you could automatically speak any language in the world, what language would it be and why?
7. favorite cuisine?
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1. Whatever the blue one is
2. the 'my mix' of music
3. I don't write poems
4. I go through weird color phases in photography, and I had a period of time where nearly everything I made was Fuchsia. I think they look good on their own, but next to each other it's way too much pink.
5. Other than our school website? it really depends, most often it's just PDFs of books.
6. Latin because we can't know how it was actually spoken or pronounced.
7. I don't really have a favorite?
04/27/2022 - 9:55pm
1. blue or green
2. Alice Oseman Teaches the Cast of Heartstopper How to Draw Nick and Charlie
3. Two of my faves are Truly Alone and Missing You (An Ode to California)
4. idk
5. Probably our student portal or email
6. Español
7. Mexican or Italian
04/28/2022 - 8:34pm
1. green or blue
2. Heartstopper cast best moments
3. my poem called "disability"
4. ummm....i had a phase where i ONLY drew flowers
5. our school website and email
6. FRENCH! i'm taking it right now and really want to keep learning :)
7. also french hahahah
04/29/2022 - 1:21pm
1. Green or blue
2. Alice Oseman Teaches the Cast of Heartstopper How to Draw Nick and Charlie (also!)
3. A poem I wrote called "the artist"
4. in the middle of quarantine when i wrote a horrible, rambling novel based on my own diary. Also when I drew people terribly
5. Probably a website we have to go on for assignments and grades and stuff
6. Spanish, which i've been taking for a while now!
7. Italian, Mexican, or Japanese
04/30/2022 - 7:23pm
1. I don't like Jolly Ranchers...................
2. a video from Terrible Writing Advice about fantasy races
3. either "A Dreamer" or "my heart"
4. I didn't really go through a whole lot of writing phases, but I guess my really bad high fantasy story phase? (basically replicas of LOTR and The Hobbit)
5. Google Classroom
6. German, because my grandmother spoke it
7. Oh gosh...German, Italian, Colombian, Armenian/Persian, Mexican........(i.e. ALL)
05/01/2022 - 3:45pm
1) Green Apple
2) Sufjan Stevens interview
3) A poem called "Night Kayaking"
4) ooooh my stage where I'd stack a million adjectives on top of each other
5) Google docs
6) ooh thats such a heard question.. ancient Hebrew. I'd love to read the old testament in its original language:)
7) Indian or Turkish or Moroccan
05/01/2022 - 11:11pm
1. The red one?
2. A Twoset Violin episode about bollywood
3. I think my favorite poem rotates, maybe "Sincerity"
4. I had a Narnia phase, where I tried to write in the mysterious style of that author, oof
5. 'google translate'
6. Spanish, than I wouldn't need google translate
7. I've been digging sushi lately.
1 day ago
hey guys i'm dealing with writers block and struggling to find inspiration. what should i do to get back in the writing flow?
speaking from a writer's perspective who always struggles from writer's block, one thing i've found helpful is changing your routine. regardless of if that means listening to a new musical, going to a modern art exhibit, or even changing your coffee order, i recommend that you do so. most writers i know write about the little things in life, and changing those little things can make a huge difference :)
04/22/2022 - 7:57am
That's such great advice, IceGalaxy. I've been having writer's block as well and will definitely implement this strategy!
04/26/2022 - 12:42pm
I go to pinterest boards! or look I'll up writing prompts and make that sentence the beginning of the poem and try and form a poem around that. I like IceGalaxy's strategy as well!
1 day ago
I just discovered Leonard Cohen named his daughter after Lorca! Random exhilarating poetic fact of the day:)
Hey YWP!! Does anyone have any good tips for starting a novel? I have so many plots/characters/ideas for different novels, but when I go to write I just get so overwhelmed. Almost like I don't know where to start. I've written short stories, but obviously writing a novel is different than writing a short story.
Hi DewDrop27, here's a link to a YWP resource that might be helpful: https://youngwritersproject.org/node/244
04/13/2022 - 8:24am
thank you! @S.Reid
04/13/2022 - 3:58pm
Hey guys! Question: What are your motivations for writing (or anything creative in general like music, art, etc) and do you listen to music when creating a piece? If yes, what kind of music? Have a great rest of your day :)
My motivations for writing usually just pop in my head when I see/hear something interesting, put under pressure (like a deadline), listening to music, or when I'm taking a nice, hot shower. Once and idea springs up I then get motivation to write. For what music I listen to it's usually Twenty One Pilots, Nirvana, Beach Bunny, Melanie Martinez, Quarters of Change, Lana Del Rey, Spacey Jane, and Olivia Rodrigo are just some people on my playlist I listen to a lot, and not just for writing. :)
04/12/2022 - 5:19pm
Usually inspiration just comes randomly. Either from my emotions, or an experience, or other moments and images that stay with me. I never listen to music when I write lol, it's hard for me to focus with music. Enjoy your day!
04/14/2022 - 11:57am
I haven't been on YWP in a while. I forgot how much joy it brings me, to see a thriving flourishing conglomeration of creativity, kindness, inspiration, and people, who are smart and intelligent and compassionate. I want to say thank you to all of who you contribute, I'm proud of each and every person here. I am grateful to have such a wonderful reprieve when I'm stressed out, burnt out, or simply seeking inspiration.
So happy you're back, Inkpaw!
04/11/2022 - 8:43am
Yayyy hi Inkpaw :)
04/15/2022 - 8:41pm
Nice to see you pop in Inkpaw! And completely agree its wonderful to come back to such a warm and inspiring community. Hope you're doing well!
04/20/2022 - 11:02am
Questionnaire! (Fashion Style!)
1. Dress or skirt?
2. Jeans, leggings, or sweatpants?
3. Sweater, sweatshirt, or cardigan?
4. Cropped or baggy?
5. Sneakers or boots?
6. Painted nails?
7. Hair up or down?
:) Thanks for answering! Have a great day!
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1. bothh!
2. jeans and leggings
3. sweatshirt
4. cropped
5. both (i love my dr martens)
6. sure
7. how about in braids (:

04/09/2022 - 8:33am
1. dress but only if i can move around in it easily
2. ooooh that's hard but i'd probably say sweatpants
3. sweatshirt
4. baggyyyyyyyy
5. boots @Penelope i have a pair too and i love them :)
6. ehhh only if they're black
7. my hair's really short so i guess down haha

have a wonderful day thank you :)
04/09/2022 - 9:02am
1. dress
2. sweats!!
3. sweatshirt
4. i guess baggy
5. sneakersss
6. not really something i would like
7. i would love to wear my hair down, but it is so knotty its humanly impossible for me XD
04/09/2022 - 1:27pm
1. Dress, but I agree with @IceGalaxy and I’d rather not wear either
2. Jeans! Sweats tho too
3. Sweatshirt
4. Baggy
5. Bootsss @Penelope and @IceGalaxy sameXD
6. Only in black
7. Hmm my hairs short hehe
04/09/2022 - 3:22pm
1. I guess skirt, but it depends on the style/cut of both
2. jeans
3. sweater!!! I have an obsession with sweaters...
4. baggy
5. sneakers
6. it doesn't really make a difference to me
7. down!

This was fun!
04/10/2022 - 9:18pm
1. Neither
2. Jeans
3. Sweatshirt
4. both
5. Boots all the way!!
6. I'm really bad at painting them, but if was good at it I'd do it xD
7. it's too short to put up (:
04/16/2022 - 7:25pm
1. Skirt
2. jeans or leggings
3. all of them!
4. Either probably...i dunno
5. Boots, unless the sneakers are converse!!
6. painted, if i were better at painting nails lol
7. Held back by a headband maybe? :D
05/01/2022 - 11:05am
“I plead with you - never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.”
-Pope John Paul II
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"Do not go gentle in that good night. / Rage, rage against the dying of the light." - Dylan Thomas
04/05/2022 - 9:58pm
"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?" - Frieda Kahlo
04/05/2022 - 10:29pm
"Ask for help. Not because you are weak. But because you want to remain strong." - Les Brown
04/06/2022 - 11:05am
"Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." ~Les Brown
04/09/2022 - 1:29pm
hi everyone!
this is my first time doing this, so please tell me if i did it wrong...

5 random questions!
1. shorts or jeans?
2. who is your favorite singer/songwriter?
3. what is a name you have always liked?
4. art or math class?
5. how long have you been on YWP?
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1. Jeans all the way
2. I will never be able to chose lol:)
3. Elliott
4. arttttt
5. Oh my- 5 years and counting!
04/09/2022 - 3:27pm
1) Jeans
2) Possibly Hoizer, but there are so so many, The Lumineers are good, so are The Paper Kites
3) Thorn, or Luna
4) Art all the way, though math has its place too, its not what i prefer haha
5) I dont know hahaha, a while. I bet i could check
04/09/2022 - 6:25pm
I found this article about the poem “We Lived Happily During the War” by Ilya Kandinsky, which touches on Ukraine-related themes. The poem was very thought-provoking, and it was so interesting to read about Kandisky’s thoughts on the poem, so I would recommend it! I think it’s really important to stay informed about the Ukraine conflict, be empathetic for Ukrainians, and take action. It's so special that poetry/art plays a role in sparking thoughts and actions, and this was an example.
Love this, thanks for sharing.
04/10/2022 - 3:20pm
If anyone is interested, I now have two songs on Spotify: Little Rulebreaker and You're A Fucking Liar.
Wow! That's amazing! :)
04/10/2022 - 3:20pm
Self-care tip of the day:
go onto YouTube or Spotify and pull up In This Moment's album "Mother." it's a goth rock album, but not all songs are loud and screaming. however, pull up the album, listen to it with headphones on, find the lyrics, and scream the lyrics into your pillow. this is probably the most freeing thing i've ever done in my life. if you don't do it, i don't blame you. if you do, drop a comment below and lmk how that felt
Questionnaire *music style* (don't worry you can put more than one answer)

1. best song to dance to
2. best song to cry to
3. best song to study to
3. best song to just chill and relax
4. best song to hype you up while you exercise
5. best song to belt out
6. song that transports you to another universe
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1. Deja vu by Olivia Rodrigo
2. Memories by Marroon 5
3. Heat waves by Glass Animals
3. Fancy like by Walker Hayes
4. Traitor by Olivia Rodrigo
5. STAY by Justin Bieber and Kid LAROI
6. Heat waves by Glass Animals
03/29/2022 - 8:28am
1. good 4 u by Oliva Rodrigo
2. Heartbreak Anniversary by Giveon
3. Lovely by Khalid and Billie Eilish
3. Talk by Khalid
4. Light Switch by Charlie Puth
5. Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran
6. Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles

that was fun (:
03/29/2022 - 10:11am
1. you should see me in a crown by Billie Eilish and a song only on youtube idk the title here's the link :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugbUtjCXX0&list=RDrugbUtjCXX0&start_rad...
2. I Lost A Friend by FINNEAS
3. the MONTERO album by Lil Nas X
3. I Drink Wine by Adele
4. Remember the Name by Fort Minor
5. Legacy by In This Moment and Rolling in the Deep by Adele
6. GOLDWING by Billie Eilish
03/29/2022 - 11:07am
i’m doing this all taylor swift for fun and because she really does have a song for every mood. i promise i listen to other music too
1. 22/ paper rings
2. happiness/marjorie
3. the last great american dynasty
3. hey stephen/ august
4. this is why we can’t have nice things/ the man
5. all too well 10 min/ dear john/ i bet you think about me
6. cowboy like me/the lakes
hehe i’m sorry i’m obsessed
03/29/2022 - 4:17pm
1. Pink Slips by Jenna Doe
2. i'm lonely by Luz
3. second by Miki Ratsula
3. Open Season by High Highs
4. Mess by Noah Kahan
5. I Hope You're Happy by Games We Play
6. There's an 8d version of All Eyes On Me by Bo Burnham on youtube and it is awesome.
03/30/2022 - 10:16pm
yay!!! the music taste you guys have is elite
03/31/2022 - 10:01pm
questions for ya :)
1. what's hard about life right now?
2. best book you just read?
3. favorite pasta name?
4. song that makes you feel big
5. where's a place you've always wanted to go & why?
6. description of a cool outfit you saw recently?
7. favorite poem atm
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1. waiting to hear what parts we are getting in our play (it was supposed to be today, but of course our teacher was absent)
2. Out of My Mind (we all know who that is by;)
3. rigatoni
4. nice to meet ya - megan trainor
5. japan - i dont know why...
6. game stop sweat pants, navy blue shirt
7. my fave QUOTE is "it's ok if some people dont like you, so people dont have good taste" XD
03/28/2022 - 6:34pm
1. people :)
2. i haven't been reading a lot but i really liked the divergent series
3. penne
4. not sure rn
5. colorado, brazil, or somewhere cold and warm (like hot chocolate) - i really wanna go skiing and on an adventure
6. straight beige jeans, a black t-shirt, and a jacket
7. not sureee
04/04/2022 - 11:41am
I was thinking it'd be cool to share pronouns- if you are comfortable! :)
Mine are they/them/any
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they/them. thanks for asking :)
03/18/2022 - 8:34am
03/18/2022 - 11:03am
she/her :)
03/18/2022 - 1:34pm
03/18/2022 - 3:05pm
03/28/2022 - 6:34pm
03/29/2022 - 8:30am
they/them :D
03/30/2022 - 6:40pm
04/09/2022 - 6:26pm
Something that makes you happy:
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fan art, especially fantasy
03/16/2022 - 10:17am
03/16/2022 - 12:25pm
reading everyones poems
03/17/2022 - 10:47am
olivia rodrigo and taylor swift :)
03/18/2022 - 1:34pm
Visiting chickens.
03/25/2022 - 8:23am
I know I’m late but @cedar yes. Hanging with any animal!
04/09/2022 - 3:30pm
Blowing into my tea mug so that it fogs up my glasses and gets my face all warm. that and singing when im home alone.
04/09/2022 - 6:26pm
I'm here in Maryland and it's still snowing!!! I don't know about you guys but I'm ready for spring. I want it to be 70 degrees and shorts weather again. What are your thoughts? Still into the snow, or waiting for the flowers?
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Spring would be nice. I’m super excited for Easter:)
03/12/2022 - 12:26pm
I can't wait for sunshine... though people have told me that Spring in Massachusetts is very rainy. In my opinion, rain is even more dreadful than snow, so I suppose I'll have to deal with gloomy everything for some more months *u*
03/12/2022 - 6:00pm
Im really ready for spring, excited for mountain biking :)
03/16/2022 - 12:46pm
mountain biking is crazy. i respect those that have the sheer willpower to be able to navigate the craziness that is mountain biking.
i've had a flat tire since the end of summer and i totally agree, spring awaits and i cannot wait to navigate the causeway and travel to the islands again
question: how long have you been mountain biking for?
03/21/2022 - 1:37am
@ Noah Carmona
Hehe, yeah it's crazy and dangerous, but it's so fun! Closest feeling you can get to flying as far as I know...I've been mountain biking since I was 6, what about you?
03/22/2022 - 9:31am
*jumping into the conversation *
Yay mountain biking! I’m pretty much a noob, I started in 2020. Wait that was three years ago :| I guess I qualify as a beginner now XD
Anyone else mtb in Vermont? Have any trail suggestions?
03/25/2022 - 8:21am
Hehe, @ cedar, it's awesome that you're trying it! I would say Cady hill in Stowe is amazing, so is Kingdom trails in Burke...Cady Falls in Hyde Park is good too, though those trails are very technical, not sure if you're into riding roots and rocks...Have fun!
04/06/2022 - 9:29am
Hi YWP! Amaryllis and I will be hosting another Oh Snap! Online Open Mic next Saturday, March 19th, at 1pm Eastern. We'd love to have you join us for a fun time of sharing writing (any kind is welcome!), stories, and random discussions that are like what we talk about on Tiny Writes. If you're interested in joining, sign up through the link on the front page of YWP or through the Events tab, and if you have any questions feel free to reach out!
Hope to see you there!
- Iris
03/12/2022 - 8:06pm