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Questionnaire! I haven't made one in ages i'm rusty haha
1. Favorite flower
2. straws or no straws in your cold drinks?
2. blanket or pillow, which is more essential on a road trip?
4. mauve or chartreuse?
5. fuzzy socks or slippers?
6. favorite song right now?
7. lemon or lime in your water?
8. sherbet or ice cream?
9. pen or pencil?
10. out of numbers 1-10 which do you like best?
3. snails or slugs :)
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1. magnolias!
2. straws, cause then its funny when try to put it in your mouth without looking and completely miss lol
2. blankets
4. *looks up each word XD* mauve
5. slippers
6. IDOL by Bts
7. lemon
9. pencil (for sketching)
10. 7
3. snails
07/21/2022 - 5:03pm
1. daisies
2. no straws, unless they're reusable
2. blanket
4. mauve for the actual color, but chartreuse for the word (it sounds nice)
5. fuzzy socks!
6. I have two: Liability by Lorde and Crow Song by Max García Conover
7. neither...?
8. ice cream!!
9. pen
10. 6
3. snails
07/23/2022 - 8:53pm
1. sunflower
2. straw
2. pillow all the way
4. mauve
5. slippers
6. because i liked a boy by Sabrina Carpenter
7. lemon
8. ice cream
9. pencil
10. 9
3. snails
07/24/2022 - 3:08pm
1. baby's breath (very underrated)
2. straws (not the kind that disintegrate tho)
2. hmm...blanket because if you fold it up it can double as a pillow
4. mauve
5. fuzzy socks but only when it's super cold out
6. michelle by sir chloe
7. lemon (add sugar/syrup and you've got lemonade)
8. ice cream!
07/28/2022 - 3:41pm
1. white and yellow roses
2. metal straws
2. ahhhhh that's hard i'd normally say pillow but i've had this once blanket since the dawn of my existence so i can't decide
4. mauve
5. fuzzy socks
6. Know Your Enemy by Rage against the Machine
7. lime
8. sherbert
9. fountain pen AND mechanical pencil :)
10. 9 and 7
3. snails
07/28/2022 - 8:17pm
1. BeeBomb
2. Reusable Straws- if they’re not available, then no straws
2. Blanket I guess?
4. Chartreuse
5. Fuzzy Socks all the way!
6. Gotta go with a classic- American Pie by Don McLean
7. Lemon
8. Hard… ice cream bc I can’t live without chocolate! At least, if it’s fair trade
9. Pencil
10. 6 and 3
3. How do you choose?
08/17/2022 - 10:23am
Hi all! I just posted another recommendation video, featuring poems that make me want to write my own poetry! Check it out here and comment your thoughts! https://youngwritersproject.org/node/45224
Hey everyone! i just joined this and i thought it was really cool- hope this doesnt break the rules or anything. but nice to meet you all, i was looking forward to writing more in the summer and was hoping this could stop me from procrastinating. just wanted to know if there was anything a starter should know or do, and just say hi to everyone :) hope y'all have a good day/night!
hi aceofspades! welcome to ywp! i'm glad you've been enjoying the community :) check out the writing challenges, the upcoming summer of stories contest, and ywp's podcast Line Break! (i hosted the episodes that are posted now, so i'm a little biased, but it's a great way to learn more about fellow ywp writers and their work). i can't wait to see what you post!
07/14/2022 - 3:30pm
@aceofspades Welcome!!! :)
07/17/2022 - 8:01pm
07/25/2022 - 5:22pm
Hi all! Check out a video I just posted featuring peripheral narrator book recommendations!
Here's the link: https://youngwritersproject.org/node/45205
1. favorite month
2. would you rather fly or be invisible?
3. sandals or flip-flops?
4. #1 destinations on travel list
5. cats or dogs?
6. favorite candy
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1. hmm... april or november
2. oof!! this is difficult... i guess fly
3. sandalsss!
4. i've always wanted to go to asia
5. i like small dogs
07/12/2022 - 3:50pm
1. august
2. fly
3. sandals
4. spain
5. cats
6. almond joys!
07/12/2022 - 4:09pm
1. december for the holidays but may for the weather
2. be invisible!
3. flipflops
4. ooh so many! santorini, rome, paris, london - basically most places in europe!
5. dogs
6. anything with chocolate :)
07/13/2022 - 12:08pm
1. october (fall is the best season ofc)
2. be invisible! flying would cause me high stress
3. flip flops
4. Japan & Scotland - total opposites but equally a dream
5. dogs!
6. m&ms
07/18/2022 - 9:48pm
1. probably April
2. flyyyy
3. sandals
4. Paris, Barcelona
5. neither
6. chocolate anything
07/20/2022 - 1:12pm
1. August
2. Fly, most situations i would want to be invisible in i could get out of with more fun
3. Sandals
4. New Zealand, Scotland
5. Cats, but I really love rats :)
6. No favorites but I'd love some fudge right now. any kind.
07/21/2022 - 3:56pm
1. July
2. fly
3. sandals
4. Paris
5. dogs ofc :)
6. Swedish fish or anything chocolate!
08/08/2022 - 3:57pm

1. bean bag chair or couch?
2. computer or paper?
3. swimming or running?
4. pencils or paint?
5. songs or movies?
6. sweats or shorts? (this ones hard ;)
7. spring or autumn?
8. sneakers or sandals?
9. lemonade on a hot day or hot chocolate on a cold day?
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1. couch
2. paper!
3. swimming fs
4. paint
5. songs (depends on movie tho...)
6. what about sweatshorts?
7. autumn
8. sneakers
9. lemonade on a hot day :)!
07/09/2022 - 3:21pm
1. couch
2. depends on how I'm feeling, but normally computer
3. SWIMMING 100%
4. pencils
5. movies
6. sweats :)
7. autumn!!!
8. sneakers
9. hot chocolate on a cold day!
07/10/2022 - 7:06pm
1. bean bag chair even tho I spend more time on a couch
2. computer (it's faster)
3. running!
4. pencils (but I like paint too)
5. songs (love movies too tho)
6. depends on the weather but I guess shorts
7. SPRING (everything comes alive again)
8. sandals for summer!
07/11/2022 - 11:04am
1. couch!
2. hmm...for a while i only wrote on paper but now i like the speed of typing on my computer
3. definitely not running!! i was actually on a swim team for a couple of years but forgot everything so...
4. paint!
5. ooh, that's a tricky one. i think songs? just because i remember them & where i was when i listened to them more than i remember movies
6. sweats for sure, gotta be comfy
7. autumn!
8. sneakers but i hate socks
9. hot chocolate on a cold day :)
07/11/2022 - 12:32pm
1. l o v e s e a t
2. paper for drawing computer for writing
3. swimming
4. paint
5. songs
6. sweats, I don't like people looking at my legs
8. sneakers
9. Hot Chocolate on a cold day I think.
07/21/2022 - 4:00pm
Sixth grade to senior year with YWP! Wow! We're celebrating with you here at 47 Maple Street in Burlington, VT!
it's crazy to think about little 6th grade me who joined YWP, and now I'm going into my senior year of high school ?! no way. YWP has been there through all of middle and high school, just wow. thank you guys!!
~ continue the poem! ~

i dressed up as the ocean
for halloween...
and could almost feel
a cool blue breeze
floating through my hair
07/06/2022 - 2:18pm
The smell of salt in the cool night air
And the bitter bite of it my lungs
07/06/2022 - 4:19pm
The push and pull of where the
Crashing waves meet the quiet undertow
The bubbling in-between
07/11/2022 - 11:06am
~Book challenge!~
- Share 5 books:
#1. Most recent you read
#2. Most recent you bought
#3. Most anticipated to read
#4. Most read and re-read
#5. Most dog-eared/annotated

#1. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
#2. The Essential Hemingway (one of the 12 I just bought)
#3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
#5. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler/The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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1. Unwanted book 1
2. Throne of glass book 3
3. All the throne of glass books
4. Wings of fire books (the whole series)
5. All the books in a dogs journey series
08/08/2022 - 4:00pm
1. Where the crawdads sing
2. summer I turned pretty (i think, it's been a while since i bought a book)
3. odyessy, virgin suicides or the kind worth killing
4. harry potter
5. maya angelou: the complete works or pride and predjudice
08/21/2022 - 9:00pm
I woke up this morning and my mom told me they overturned Roe v. Wade. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m scared for the way the future of the world is headed. If this is how things are going to be; if basic human rights are going to be taken away from people, then I don’t want to be a part of this world. Sometimes it just feels like everything’s burning around me, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Is this just me or anyone else feel like this?
You are not alone, IceGalaxy. This decision ignores the will of a majority of Americans. You are not alone – far from it!
06/25/2022 - 8:16am
And ... "The Constitution provides a number of paths by which Congress can restrain and discipline a rogue court. It can impeach and remove justices. It can increase or decrease the size of the court itself (at its inception, the Supreme Court had only six members). It can strip the court of its jurisdiction over certain issues or it can weaken its power of judicial review by requiring a supermajority of justices to sign off on any decision that overturns a law. Congress can also rebuke the court with legislation that simply cancels the decision in question." – Jamelle Bouie, NYTimes, June 25
06/25/2022 - 9:44am
Thank you. I feel like this too. Or maybe there are things we can/should do about it, but I just wish we didn't have to (partly because making change is a lot of work but, WAY more importantly, because there are so many people already impacted by all the world's problems and even if we change things for the future, they will still have had to go through so much undeserved, unjust pain).
06/28/2022 - 6:30pm
hey guys! i paused for a year on ywp (yk, high school), and just wanted to say that im coming back. scrolling through the tiny writes, i'm so glad the love i joined ywp for is still here. i recognize some old usernames (shoutout to u guys, thank you so much for helping me through the pandemic!!) and also a lot of new ones. i'm really excited to rejoin this community, and get to know some of u! that being said, i hope u know that u are so special and have a lovely rest of your day :)
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gah!!! this makes my heart full & I'm glad you're back :)!!!!! yay!
06/23/2022 - 11:56am
:D so glad you’re coming back!!
06/23/2022 - 6:29pm
Yay!! Welcome back :)
06/24/2022 - 12:10pm
So glad to have you back! :)
06/30/2022 - 10:53am
welcome back! :)
06/30/2022 - 1:28pm
Whoohooo! Welcome back!
07/03/2022 - 1:32pm
welcome back, i feel you, its been so stressful lately, i forgot how much i missed this place
08/21/2022 - 9:01pm
I've been working on a webcomic for a few months and I just started publishing it!
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Wow that's amazing!!
06/16/2022 - 5:15pm
Beautiful art, QueenofDawn! Love the last line, too.
06/20/2022 - 2:58pm
I love it so much!! You did such an awesome job!!!
06/21/2022 - 8:53pm
that is sick good job
06/22/2022 - 5:59am
omg I love it
06/23/2022 - 12:01pm
HOLY COW that's awesome!! I feel like this could so be the next avatar the last airbender series. I'm so intrigued.
07/03/2022 - 1:37pm

1. How are you?
2. Fav song right now?
3. Fav book?
4. Has school ended for you yet?
5. Do u have any pets?
6. What's your favorite thing to do over summer?
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1. im good thx for asking =)
2. favorite song right now is Wonder by Shawn Mendes
3. Out of my Mind by Sharon M. Draper
4. Only 4 days left!!!
5. i used to but they passed away :(
6. hmmm... probably going to the pool with my sister
06/12/2022 - 2:18pm
1. meh
2. Liability by Lorde
3. ummm.....I have like twenty favorite books, so I guess I'll say The Secret History by Donna Tartt? But I just started reading The Goldfinch (also by her) and it seems like that might become my new favorite...
4. yes!!! a few days ago
5. a dog :)
6. write and read!!
06/12/2022 - 6:12pm
1. pretty good
2. Colors by Halsey
3. Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore
4. 4 school days left!
5. I have a goldendoodle =)
6. Swimmmm!!!
06/12/2022 - 6:59pm
1. I'm good, kinda bored
2. Daydreaming by Harry Styles
3. I have too many favs but one of them is Red, White, and Royal Blue
4. Yup, about a week ago
5. No
6. Travel
06/13/2022 - 9:03am
1. Pretty good
2. Cryptid by Ratwyfe
3. Maybe the Hero of Ages
4. Yep!
5. A dog
6. Lie in the grass and stare at the sky
06/14/2022 - 10:38pm
1. Great, very extraordinarily bored
2. Mr. Brightside, The Killers
3. In the company of soldiers, Rick Atkinson
4. no it ends this week, NOOOOOO!!!Lol
5. I have a cat, a dog and two fish
6. Hang out with my friend at the park! ;)
06/15/2022 - 9:20am
1. slowly losing my mind in a beautiful way
2. Still Sane by Lorde
3. On Writing by Stephen King
4. yes thank god
5. a black lab named Gus :)
6. play HALO and write music
06/22/2022 - 6:11pm
1. going crazy
2. don't forget by sky ferreira
3. the canning season by polly horvath
4. yes!!
5. one cat :)
6. go swimming with my friends
06/23/2022 - 12:03pm
1. pretty good!
2. shotgun by soccer mommy (listening to it rn)
3. halfway through one hundred years of solitude by gabriel garcia marquez
4. yes! i've been done since early may lol
5. i have a very fluffy dog
6. read! (the teenager in me wants to say sleeping until noon lol)
06/30/2022 - 1:30pm
anthology 12 is so heavenly. my favourite poem is cloud medicine on page 26. what is your favourite poem?
ooh thank you :)
06/14/2022 - 10:40pm
i'm a fan of a lot of the poems in a12! i've always loved being able to flip through the physical copy of the anthologies and see the poems in real life. it feels so special!
06/30/2022 - 1:31pm
Questionaire :)))

1. how would a perfect day go for you?
2. what is your favorite day of the week and why?
3. what is your favorite thing about YWP?
4. the last book you read was...?
5. are you excited for summerrrr??
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1. For me it would be just a funny, happy day with my friends.
2. Friday of course! Cause it's the day before the weekend!
3. The community!
4. The Unwanteds Book 1
5. Yes!!! Of course! I can't wait to go swimming!
06/03/2022 - 9:02pm
1. With my friends, preferably at the pool now that it's almost summer :)
2. Saturday because you can just relax and not worry about school
3. How everyone is so supportive
4. Lakelore
5. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/04/2022 - 8:02pm
1. writing/reading inside all day, preferably raining or snowing outside :)
2. I guess Saturday, because it's the first day of the weekend and school seems far away
3. doing things like this! I love being able to connect with other writers online, because I don't know a lot in person
4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (I highly recommend it - also recommend The Secret History, which I'm reading right now)
5. yEs!!! I can't wait for finals to be over :)
06/05/2022 - 1:53pm
1. Reading a really, really, good book, having cake, 78 degree weather, doing a fun activity w my friends
2. Saturdayyyy because u don't have school that day or the next
3. A community of teens who all like art
4. Our Violent Ends, its the second in the duology the first one is These Violent Delights and I highly recommend (@GreyBean I read that book too and loved it)
5. yasss
06/05/2022 - 4:43pm
1. listening to music, followed by a LOT of reading and maybe binge a TV show, slightly cloudy outside but warm with a breeze
2. sunday! excited to see friends on monday (summer school), and i don't have any extracurricular classes that day. usually a good day to watch a movie with my family, too
3. everything! the connection and sharing, the community.
4. scythe (a reread)
5. yesss

@Geri i also read the These Violent Delights duology and i loved it! absolutely heartbreaking but that just might be what makes it so amazing
06/22/2022 - 10:10pm
Would anyone be interested in a queer poetry night this summer? I'm thinking of organizing one.
Just logged on for the first time in months and happen to see this lol, but that would be very awesome.
06/06/2022 - 5:29pm
That would be so cool!!!!
06/15/2022 - 9:22am
Yes Yes Yes! That sounds amazing!!
06/18/2022 - 1:18pm
Everyday I come up with at least an idea for a new story to write just from what people say or maybe what I learn about in a class. I encourage all of you to pay attention to the little things they might just be inspiration.
You're completely right! There are lots of ways to find inspiration when you're least expecting it!! :)
06/01/2022 - 6:24pm
“There are twenty minor poets who can describe fairly impressively an eternity of agony; there are very few even of the eternal poets who can describe ten minutes of satisfaction.”
–G. K. Chesterton on Dickens
I just read Chesterton. What an absolutely dazzling thinker. He approached epistemological thinking in such a fundamentally different and revolutionary way. (he was one of the figures we read in my Catholic Classics in their Historical Context course) Have you buy any chance read John Henry Newman?
05/30/2022 - 10:57pm
Not yet- but I’m looking forward to it. :)
06/06/2022 - 9:17pm
Hey y'all my book, Spikenard, is officially available for preorder!!! I can't believe it actually exists. This book seriously wouldn't even be a thought if it wasn't for this community. Many of the poems were first conceived in their nascent form on this website. Here is the link if you want to check it out!!

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06/01/2022 - 10:44pm
Sorry this is so belated but CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are such an amazing writer and human!!!
06/17/2022 - 10:28am