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About Teen Girls That Write

Writer working on her first novel after years of writing screenplays. I want to give others the opportunity to start writing!

Teen Book Review – City of Heavenly Fire- Cassandra Clare

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City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare is the sixth and final book in the Mortal Instruments series. In this book Clary, Jace, Simon and Isabella team up to stop Sebastian from setting demons loose on the world. Sebastian has turned Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter by using the Immortal Cup to transform Shadowhunters into the “Endarkened” a group of souless Shadowhunters who are ruled by Sebastian. The Endarkened attack Alciante, the home of Shadowhunters and during the battle lots of lives are lost. One thing about this book that I really enjoyed is that lots of unexpected things occurred.

What can I say this series was exciting as the first books. New characters are introduced and there are lots of surprises. Exciting, thrilling and work the over 700 page read. Enjoy!

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Teen Writing Prompt

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Write a scene where one character wants to leave a location and the other wants to stay. Set up the scene and think about the characters backgrounds. This is a great exercise that will help you create compelling dialogue.

Why would your character want to stay? Does you character have a horrible home life? Are they afraid of walking home alone? Or maybe your character is lonely and needs someone to talk to. Think about where this scene could take place.

Be creative and have some fun!

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Teen Mentor Program

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Here is a teen mentorship program I found in the Foundation Center Arts Funding Watch newsletter.

YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Young Artists Prize

The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (between the ages of 15 and 18 or in grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue a career in the arts.

To that end, YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2015 prize cycle. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones, and Martin Scorsese. In addition, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country’s highest honor for young artists.

Each year up to seven hundred students are selected from across the country as national winners. Each winner will receive a grant of up to $10,000, have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs, and partake in master classes with internationally renowned artists, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and exhibitions.

Application materials must be received no later than October 17, 2014. Applicants will receive notification of their status via email by the end of November and written confirmation by the end of December.

Citizens or legal residents of the United States or its territories between the ages of 15 and 18 on December 1, 2014, or in grades 10-12, may apply. International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa are eligible to apply.  YoungArts reserves the right to extend eligibility on a case-by-case basis, provided the applicant’s birth date falls within ninety days before or after the designated guidelines.

 

What’s Your Teen Summer Read?

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If you remember City of Bones was the first book in this series. The movie didn’t do well but the book series is outstanding. don’t let the movie’s failure deter you from reading the books. Here’s where the last book left off. There was a great defeat against the shadowhunters and many of them were killed after Sebastian planned and successfully executed a surprise attack on their city. To make things worst Jace is now evil and being controlled by Sebastian and all hope seems to be lost. Regardless Clary and Simon must find a way to stop him and save the world from evil. Sounds exciting? I bet it will be.

Teen Writing Tip

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Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with my blog. Summer break hasn’t been a break at all. It’s day two of my summer vacation and I haven’t written but I have been working on a video project so at least I am doing something creative.

I think it’s time to create a schedule but how can I create a schedule and still feel the relaxation of summer? Well, I think the key is getting the writing completed in the morning. I workout in the mornings and since family is visiting everything else has gotten thrown off. Maybe I have too many goals.

I think the best way to start is to A write in the morning even for two hours. I’m plan to try this tomorrow. so my tip for the day is to create a loose schedule and try to write early because lots of things will come up later on in the day.

Happy writing.

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What’s Up?

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Sorry I haven’t posted this week. It’s the last week of school so things have been hectic. As I posted earlier I want to remind you all that I will only post once a week over the summer starting next week. I’ll post on Mondays. There are plenty of great writing and picture prompts in the archives so check them out.

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Teen Writing Tip

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Some of you might already be out of school for the summer; I still have another week of school left. I’m sure that some of you might feel burnt out from the long school year.  With feeling so tired how do you plan on getting started with spending more time writing? It might feel like more work but if you’re a writer and love writing it won’t feel like work once you take the right approach.

I plan on finding a nice quiet place to write and I plan on writing after I workout in the morning. Ernest Hemingway use to write from 6am to noon every day. All it takes is a few hours, heck even one or two would be great. Why not take a hint from Hemingway and try writing in the morning. After that you’ll have the rest of the day to go to the beach and enjoy the summer.

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Cool Writing Workshop for Teens

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This summer The Writer’s Circle is offering a variety of writing workshops. Classes run all summer. The classes offered are for adults and kids, even kids as young as 9 years old.

Summer writing workshop you might ask? Why not? At The Writer’s Circle you’ll learn a lot and have loads of fun while you’re writing you first novel, poem, or screenplay. Lots of kids show up and they have lots of fun writing!

Check out the link below for more information.

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http://www.writerscircleworkshops.com/

Teen Writing Prompt 690

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What if you looked into the mirror and instead of seeing yourself someone else was looking back? Now with this prompt you can create an adventure or horror story if that’s your thing. It’s up to you. Me, when I see the person staring back I see a story filled with adventure.

What do you see when you see that other person’s reflection? Write about what happens next.

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