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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 – The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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unnamedunnamed-1Well, I finished this book in less one week. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner doesn’t disappoint. There is so much action that this book reads more like a film script than a novel. The pacing is fast and each chapter ends with a tagline lending up the next harrowing  moment for our heroes.

In this book the survivors of the Maze meet are forced to yet again risk their lives as they are forced to take part in another one of Wicked’s cruel experiments. Along the way they meet a group of survivors from another experiment. Each group is pitted against each other as they fight to survive. There are lots of unexpected events and betrayals making this book even more exciting than the first.

Hurry up and buy or reserve your copy today. You  won’t be disappointed. The Scorch Trials is on fire!

What I’m Reading – The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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The movie just opened last weekend and here I am reading the second book in the Maze Runner trilogy, The Scorch Trials. Of course I have to read the book before the movie comes out. It’s difficult keeping up with my reading list because many YA novels are being made into movies. I just read that The Fifth Wave, Unwound, and The Bone Season are all being made into films.

And of course Insurgent, the second book in the Divergent trilogy is also being made into a movie. So far this book is very good. New characters are introduced and we are discovering more about the power of Wicked. I think this series is really helping me understand how to develop a series. I think the key is keeping some of the old characters from the first novel and adding new characters with developed story lines in the next book. I have read only a few pages and I am already hook. I’ll write a review by the end of the week.

 

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Teen Writing Prompt 674

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There were coming for me that’s one thing I was sure about. They took my best friend Tia and a few kids from school. People figured that they ran away but I knew different. And now because I know what they are they will be coming for me too…

Finish the story. Who is coming for this character? what’s her name? Does anyone else know the truth? Have some fun with this one.

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Teen Writing Contest – Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition

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Hey everyone it’s that time of year again! The Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition is underway. The Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition is a competition where students can win medals and cash awards in various areas of the arts. Some of the categories are jewelry, ceramics, drawing, painting, media arts, film, and writing. Just about any area of the arts you could imagine is open.

Poetry, short story, memoir, journalism, science fiction, fantasy, humor, flash fiction, critical essay are some of the writing categories.

I can’t get into the details of the requirements here but you should check out the website for more information. Submissions for the 2015 has just opened. The deadline is in December. Go to http://www.artandwriting.org/ for more information.

Good luck!

Young Arts Teen Competition

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Young Arts Teen Competition

Young Arts is a teen mentorship program where teens are selected to receive master classes and up to $10,000 in awards. There are many discipline that teens may be work in.  Here are a few of the areas: music, theater, visual arts, cinematic arts, writing. There’s lots of information about how to apply on the website. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity not only to take classes with people like Quincy Jones and  Joshua Bell but the program allows teens to make professional contacts with award-winning mentors in the arts. Some of these mentors have won Grammys and performed on Broadway.

Why not take a stop forwards achieving your dreams of working in the arts and go for it?!!!

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Here’s a link.

http://www.youngarts.org/

Writing Opportunity for Teens

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Here’s another opportunity to write a short story for the Chicken Soup series. This time submissions should focus on following your dreams or finding your passions.

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CHICKEN SOUP: TIME TO THRIVE
http://www.chickensoup.com
If you have a story about taking time to thrive, i.e. pursuing a passion, finding your purpose, improving your wellbeing, or if you realized it was time to thrive and you did something about it, we want to hear from you. If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it. Deadline December 31, 2014.

Writing Opportunities for Teens

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I am sure that you’ve seen the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Well, here’s a chance for you to submit a short story for consideration to be published. Check out the information below. I found this information in the Funds for Writers newsletter.

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CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: HOPE & MIRACLES
http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics
Seeking 101 inspirational stories of faith, answered prayers, and divine intervention. We want this book to be for everyone — whether religious or secular. Please remember, we no longer publish “as told to” stories. Please write in the first person. Do not ghostwrite a story for someone else unless you list that person as the author. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Articles must be nonfiction and under 1,200 words