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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 720



Write a poem using the letters of the alphabet. Here’s how I feel today after hearing what has happened in France. I don’t was to trivialize what has happened. Why don’t you work on this poem and share how we all feel.

This Morning

Another day has begun

But I feel shaken.

Chaos everywhere.


Everyone hurting.



Hurting people

I want to scream

Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition


writng 3The Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition has finally posted their deadlines. This is a great competition. This one is for art students, cinematic arts and animation, and writing. There are many categories are:

  1. Critical Essay
  2. Dramatic Script
  3. Flash Fiction
  4. Humor
  5. Journalism
  6. Novel Writing
  7. Personal Essay & Memoir
  8. Poetry
  9. Science Fiction & Fantasy
  10. Short Story
  11. Writing Portfolio (seniors only) *

There are cash prizes and medals awarded. Selections from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are published in the National Catalog and The Best Teen Writing, which are distributed to schools and libraries nationwide and a variety of teen publications. Check out the deadlines and go to the website for more information. Good luck!

The writing deadline is December 15, 2015

The arts deadline is January 5, 2015.

Teen Writing Prompt 718


Halloween is over but something doesn’t feel quite right.  I want you to scare the pants off me! There are so many genres of horror. There are monsters! The supernatural. Crazy people who do horrible things to people when they go camping. Write a story about weird things happening after you thought you were safe and Halloween is over.

Come up with your won horror story. You don’t have to be Stephen King to scare the pants off someone. Be creative and have some fun!


Teen Book Review – The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig



imgresAlthough this book isn’t classified as YA I am still reviewing it because it should be. The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig is a dystopian novel set 400 years in the future, where twins are born to each family. One twin is classified as an Alpha, a perfect human while their twin, an Omega is born with birth defect and made into an outcast.

In this world the Omegas are treated like second class citizens almost as if they are living under an apartheid regime. They live on the worst land and have to fight to survive. The only twist is that Alpha and Omegas are connected from birth to death. If an Omega dies his or her twin dies with them.

The main character in this novel is Cass, an Omega with supernatural powers. Cass is a seer and is able to see things in the future. Because of her unusual defect she’s able to hide her difference from their parents and the people in her village.

This book is full of action and even has some romance. Although Cass isn’t a “warrior” like Katriss Everdeen or Tris Prior she still holds her own in a world that has gone crazy as people set out to kill her.

Teen Writing Prompt 717


I don’t know why I can’t remember. I mean I know my name, Roxanne. I’m fifteen years old but other than that I can’t remember a things. I woke up in a shelter in a church. At least the place was nice and clean. They gave me something to eat and a backpack with clothes, a toothbrush plus a whole lunch of other stuff I’d need. I even found a few gift cards for Panera. Enough to last me a week if I was careful.

What happens next? Where does she go  and why can’t Roxanne remember? Does the people who are helping her have something to do with it? What’s going on?


Teen Writing Prompt 716


Your neighbor who seems like the most “normal” person in the world starts to build a bunker in the back yard. Along with food he starting storing food and water. There’s been “talk” about things happening but what does it all mean.

You know you’ll need food and shelter. Protection. Safety. What’s coming? Who or what is involved?


Teen Scholarship

Teen Scholarship

Anthony Quinn Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts Scholarship Program

The Anthony Quinn Foundation has announced the deadline for its 2016 Scholarship Program, an annual program that aims to perpetuate the legendary actor/artist’s vision for an art-conscious society.

Through its scholarship program, the foundation supports high school students’ extracurricular study of the visual arts and design, performing arts, media arts, and the literary arts. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Scholarships may be used for a recognized pre-college, summer, or afterschool arts education program, but may not be used for either secondary school or college tuition.

To be eligible, applicants must be a young adult in high school who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support.

The foundation will begin accepting applications on October 15, 2015. Full applications must be returned no later than January 3, 2016.

Visit the Anthony Quinn Foundation website for complete program guidelines, a promotional video, information about previous scholarship recipients, and application instructions.

Teen Writing Prompt 714



I was walking down the street feeling tired, burnt out because nothing was going my way. Brad broke up with me and my mom lost her job. We were already barely making it so now what are we going to do?

That’s how I was feeling a week ago until I say that kid holding up that sign…

What happens next and where is your character now? How does he/she make her/his luck change? Details baby details!Let’s hear it.

Teen Scholarship



This isn’t a writing scholarship but it was so unusual I had to include this one on my blog, especially since I am a vegetarian. I posted this one early so that if you are a vegan or vegetarian you could start working on applying for this great opportunity. Check on the amount of the cash prize. Pretty impressive huh?

Are you a vegetarian who promotes the lifestyle? Three high school seniors graduating in spring 2016 who have promoted vegetarianism in their communities or schools will be awarded The Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 (one award) and $5,000 (two awards) in 2016.

. Qualifying applications and essays become the property of the sponsoring Vegetarian Resource Group. Applicants are judged on courage, compassion and strong commitment to promoting peace through a vegan lifestyle. Vegetarians do not consume fowl, meat or fish. One $10,000 and Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded. Go to the website for complete details

The deadline to apply is February 20, 2016