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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 Writing Prompt 822

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Write a character description about one of these men. Why not make him the best friend or a boyfriend. Maybe your protagonist has more than one boyfriend. Think about the way the person is dressed and how he poses in the photo. What does that tell you about him?

Be creative and have some fun.

Teen Picture Prompt 820

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What’s in a character? Select one of these woman and write a life story about her. Where was she born? What are her fears and desires? Who does she love and who does she hate? What’s her favorite food and what does she absolutely hate. Create a life for her. 

Be creative and have some fun.

Teen Picture Prompt 819

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Write a story based on this picture. There are so many ways you can go. Which one would you select? Which sign do you follow and where does it lead you? What happens when you get there?

Teen Book Review- Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

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Two Can Keep Secret by Karen M. McManus is a YA thriller that keeps you guessing. The story centers on the life of twins, Ellery and Ezra who have recently moved to their mother’s home town of Echo Ridge, Vermont, a town that has a creepy history. Five years earlier Lacey Kildriff was murdered on homecoming night  and their mother’s twin sister, Sarah vanished when she was seventeen years olds on Homecoming night.

Ellery and Ezra were forced to live with their grandmother after their mother, Sadie, a washed up actress was forced to enter drug rehab. Once she arrives Ellery starts a criminal investigation hoping that her investigation will solve the riddle to her Aunt Sarah’s disappearance and Lacey’s murder.

While at school Ellery meets Malcolm and soon discovers that his brother is prime suspect in Lacey’s murder.

Romance, lots of twists and turns. What more can you ask for?

Teen Writing Tip-Three Minute Fiction – Stories

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While I was searching for writing competitions I came across a three-minute fiction competition where you submit a story and the story is read. The challenge was write a story in which a character finds something he or she has no intention of returning. Check out the stories. One way to become a better writer is reading lots of stories. Here you get to listen to the stories.

You can actually listen to stories 4000 stories were submitted and the winners were posted n NPR’s website.

Here’s the link. Enjoy! https://www.npr.org/series/105660765/three-minute-fiction

 

$10,000 Prize Writing Competition for High School Seniors

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Here’s a great writing opportunity for seniors.

Creative Writing Awards in Partnership with We Need Diverse Books

Penguin Random House is passionate about encouraging the next generation of readers and authors and promoting diverse voices and stories. Here’s you chance to win $10,000 for college!

 This contest is for public high school students for original poetry, memoir/personal essay, fiction/drama, and spoken-word compositions. 

Awards

$10,000 Maya Angelou Award for Spoken-Word Poetry $10,000 Poetry
$10,000 Fiction/Drama
$10,000 Personal Essay/Memoir50 Honorable Mention recipients will receive a “Creativity Kit” gift from Penguin 

Scholarship awards will be made by Penguin Random House to your choice of post-secondary educational institution. Awards will be payable over four years.

Be current high school seniors at a public high school in one of the United States of America, including the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, age 21 years and under, graduating in spring 2019.

 

Your application must be submitted on or before 3:00 p.m. Central Time on April 15, 2019

Deadline https://www.scholarsapply.org/penguinrandomhouse/

Teen Writing Prompt 817

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Write a story about an April Fool’s Day prank that backfires.

 

Here’s my story. You can create you own prank or finish mine!

I hated Kevin O’Donald, ever since he made me look like an idiot in gym. The problem is that today is Valentine’s Day and I sent him a Valentine hoping to make him think that someone likes him WHEN nobody likes him! The problem is he found out I sent the Valentines to him and now he likes me! He keeps smiling at me with that goofy smile. He puts Snickers bars on my desk! They are my favorite candy the the way and I don’t even know how he found out. Every day a Snicker bar and that goofy smile. Maybe he just want me to get fat!

The problem is after all this attention I am starting to like Kevin O’Donald back ….