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YWP Book Club

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The YWP Book Club will start reading Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart on July 24th. Each month, we all vote on a book to read together as a community, and this is what you picked for July/August! There will be discussions,...
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Commenting

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This workshop will show you how to comment and give feedback on the work of your fellow YWP writers.

Commenting on someone's piece is not just saying "Great job!" or "I LOVED it!" Giving someone a productive, informative, and useful comment goes far beyond a simple "Nice poem" one-liner...
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Story Starter

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This workshop is designed to help you find and explore story ideas BUT but but maybe not finish anything.

We know that's contrarian, but we want you to find an idea you're excited about. So, if in doing this workshop, you find that idea, well, that's...
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Sound Story

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This workshop will help you make strong recordings of yourself narrating your favorite posts. YWP loves to have you use audio for two reasons:
  1. When you say your piece out loud you'll discover some changes that need to be made.
  2. We have several publication outlets that ...
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The 5-Photo Story

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First, some acknowledgments to De Controleon (not a real name) at https://www.flickr.com/photos/tekstbazaar/  for creating the "Bag Lady" 5-photo story. 

This workshop is for play. And...
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Storytelling101 -- SOS2017

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This workshop is aimed at getting you to tell a tale. And this workshop will show how a story can come from the seemingly commonplace and how it can come from some small thing that happens to you, or that you see, or that comes out of your brain (by accident.) We'll  emphasize prose, but if you...