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Nov 15

YWP Academy: Diving deep!

YWP Academy is a new, exciting feature on this site that will help you with your school work, allow you to "mess around" with genres and digital media that interest you and engage you to deeply explore important issues with youths around the country and world.

YWP has begun to pilot the workshops in the Academy with a small group of you. THANKS! The input -- and your experiences with these cool workshops -- has been invaluable. The Workshops being offered are fun, bite-sized exercises with feedback, live interaction with the instructor and a finished piece you can be proud of.
We are continuing to accept applications for this FREE pilot phase!


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

The pilot is simple: Anyone aged 12-19 is asked to take at least two Workshops and provide us feedback. The application process is easy - just tell us who you are, why you're interested and what you want to learn.
This begins November 7 and runs through December 31.

In exchange, we'll give you FREE year-long access to YWP Academy in 2017 (memberships are valued at $120 each). Questions? Send them to [email protected].
Feb 15

Now this makes you proud to be a writer, no?

UPDATE: YWP is in conversations with this group to invite the young writers and their mentors into our community! More soon.--gg
I came across this video made by a group of young writers in Chicago:

 
Oct 14

College Essay sign-up


ONE REALLY WORTHWHILE DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

SIGN UP HERE

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

YWP Headquarters, 47 Maple Street, Suite 106, Burlington, VT
(AND ONLINE for those who can't make it to Burlington)
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.
Oct 05

TONIGHT -- Are you coming?

SECOND THURSDAYS, EVERY MONTH
Young Writers Project & Burlington City Arts present SOUNDCHECK,
a FREE writing workshop with Rajnii Eddins
and open mic to follow

6 pm writing & pizza | 7-8:15 pm open mic
at Burlington City Arts
135 Church Street, Burlington


​Rajnii Eddins, slam poet and YWP artistic director 

Don't miss this one: Thursday, Oct. 12

 
 
Oct 04

so you know


i know i used YWP Info i just want to let you know im not good at spelling or poams in fact im not good at wrighting before hand so hope you like anyway and i hope you understand
Oct 02

FAQ


Do you have questions? We have answers!
(If there is a question you do not see answered here, contact GG at [email protected] or send him a private message OR, put a comment to the right.)


THE COMMUNITY
Sep 29

Fall Celebration of Writing 11.11.17

Sep 28

NE Young Writers Conference Applications due Oct. 10


Interested in an intensive writing conference? Check out the New England Young Writers Conference. Some of the YWP community members have attended in the past and perhaps can comment here. 

Deadline for Application is Oct. 10, 2017.   The conference takes place at Breadloaf at Middlebury College May 17-20, 2018.
Sep 27

2017 Community Leaders

Young Writers Project is proud to share with you the Community Leaders of this site, youngwritersproject.org.
Sep 27

Grammar Resources

People are more likely to hold onto grammar rules if they learned them in a fun, easy to comprehend way. Here are some fun and creative grammar resources.

Websites

The Yuniversity 
Sep 27

Editing Process

Editing and revising a piece can be one of the hardest parts of writing. Yet, it is one of the most important stages of writing. Here is a suggested process to help you organize yourself when editing. 

1. Read your piece to yourself to find big problems. 
Sep 27

Basic Grammar: Punctuation

Most people avoid learning about grammar like it's a 2:00pm test on a Friday. Yet, grammar is not only important for making your work polished and professional, but it's important in terms of comprehension as well. Here are five basic punctuation rules you should know. 
  1. The apostrophe. The common mistake people make with the apostrophe is that they use it to show that something is plural.
Sep 27

Basic Recording Tips

When recording someone, or yourself, there are a few tips that will make your experience go that much smoother. (NOTE: Check the ACADEMY to see if there are any audio workshops underway. You can jump in anytime.)
Sep 27

Presenting

Presenting can be scary. Whether you are giving a speech, doing stand-up, or reading a creative writing piece you wrote, it can be nerve-wracking. Almost everyone gets stage fright, even actors. But, knowing some helpful tips can get you through your presentation, and help you deliver it with a greater sense of confidence. 

Sep 27

Grammar Strategies

The English language is complex, so it can be hard to keep all those rules in your head. You need a strategy.

Sep 27

Photojournalism

Photography you use in newsmedia articles — plays by different rules than photography you do for artistic purposes. You have to be respectful, you need to respect the basic integrity of the photos (no dramatic altering of your photos via a photo editing software) and you need to be careful not to show a bias. 
Sep 27
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Basic Grammar: Words

An often very confusing part of writing is when to use what word and where to use it. More than once you've probably had someone tell you, "You said that wrong!" Here are a few common usage/grammar rules that often get mixed up by writers.

1. You and I vs. You and me. People have a hard time remembering which phrase you are supposed to say and when. To learn this rule, you just need to remember your subject pronouns and object pronouns.