Where Teens Write is closing its doors as a teen writing community, but the “how to write” blog posts will be up for another few weeks.
I’m happy to announce that you can post your stories and get feedback over at Teen Author’s Journal. Like WTW, it’s a smaller community where you can build relationships with others and hone your writing skills.
It’s been a great few years with all of you, but it’s time to close the doors to this community. If you did post stories here that you didn’t save anywhere else, and you’d like them, you may contact me using the contact page, and I’ll get you your story. Thank you for participating.
All the best,
Five Quick Questions
This summer, since mid-July, my life went completely topsy turvy when my husband got sick. Really, really sick. In fact, I’m sitting in the hospital right now writing this.
He’s going to be fine, but the road to get there so far has been completely unpredictable, filled with detours and back tracking. I’m a planner, a girl that lives by her calendar, but I’ve had to let go of all of my plans, my calendar, my goals, my writing, pretty much everything I ever planned. But it’s okay.
All that stuff isn’t what’s important. It’s our friends and family, the people we love and care about that are most important in life. That’s a lesson that’s been reiterated multiple times every single day over the past eight weeks.
As I’ve sat here, staring at the walls in the hospital, I’ve thought about WTW and what it offers. My goal for this site was to provide a community, a place for teen writers to interact and learn how to improve their writing. I love reading the stories and poems that everyone posts and hope the feedback is helpful, even though it’s been sporadic and not always timely this summer.
Several weeks ago, I had a blast doing a one on one Skype call with a WTW member. We reviewed ten or so pages of a story she’d been working on – thanks @imorox! Those are the moments that teachers like myself love.
I want to thank each of you who have posted stories and poems, given feedback to other writers, and participated in this site. And if you haven’t, you’ve just checked in and read the stories or blog posts without, that’s great too. Thank you for being a part of this community.
With all that said, I put together a little survey with some questions about the community and the direction WTW should head. I’d like each member of WTW to have a voice in those decisions. So let me know! What do you want to see here?
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Thanks so much! I appreciate your feedback.