12299235_10206683795026201_9142377077199380069_nAs for my personal stuff, I just completed my first novel.  I recently won Pitchapalooza, at the 2018 Montclair Literary Festival. Pitchapalooza is a pitching event where writers pith there books for agents and publishers.

I love writing about girls who can take charge and can kick butt.  When I am not writing, I love going to the movies, reading, discovering cool restaurants, and traveling.  I have a MFA in Film, Screenwriting from Columbia University’s Film Program , and a B.A. in Visual Arts from Rutgers University.

I’ve lived all over the US: Chicago, Tampa, New York, and LA.  Now I am back in New Jersey but who knows?  I love taking road trips and checking out places.  Driving up to Montreal or Toronto is really fun. Another thing I really love is helping others follow their dreams whether it be making a film, writing a screenplay, or writing a story.  Life is about following your dreams and sharing the best of yourself with others.

My email is carolftwin@gmail.com

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  1. Speaking of girls who can “take charge and kick butt,” I forgot to mention that my Granddaughter, Andie, is a red-stripe Tang Soo Do Black Belt (and so is her mom and her little sister). One of my characters is based on Andie’s mom (my step-daughter). The character, “Judge Kate,” is a karate sparring champion small-town circuit court judge who wears stilettos with her judicial robe. . . .:)

  2. This is so cool! I’m a sixteen year old writer (I’ve been writing for publication since I was eleven) and I love finding new opportunities! Thanks so much for making this. Only one question, how do I subscribe?

  3. Hi! I just found your blog and it looks really cool. I have one question though. On the tab Your Words you have some of the stories that were written from your writing prompts. How do I send you my stories?

  4. hello! i have always loved writing. i just found your blog and i love it already! I am trying out national novel writing month summer camp (nanowrimo camp) and i would absolutley love to be published befor i turn 16. I am going to be working on my first novel for nanowrimo camp and i would love to receive some advice:)

    • Hi Karalotta, My advice would be to read a lot. I have a long list of books that I read and really enjoyed Thanks for following my blog by the way. I love writing too and that’s why I decided to start this blog. As I find resources I’ll post them. A writers’ camp sounds like a great opportunity. I don’t know where you live but if you are in LA join WriteGirl. I use to mentor for them and they are an excellent organization. There are book groups at independent bookstores too. Not the chains like Barnes and Nobles.The small bookstores offer lots of services like book reading and reading groups for teenagers. If you have one near you check it out. Good luck and keep in touch! 🙂

      • Thank you for the advice! 🙂 I would love to keep in touch:) it would probably help me tremendously:D would u respond to email?

  5. Hi, I’m not sure if I am allowed to ask this here but I’ll try. I am 14 years old and I love to write! My family isn’t really the writing type. I am looking for someone about my age to kinda be a pen pal but through email. We could send each other our stories and then we could read through them and kinda be an editor. Make a list of errors, sentences that don’t make sense, grammar, etc.. Also say if the story is even interesting and if it makes sense. I hope I’m making sense. Lol. If you are interested please just leave a reply.


    • I wonder what’s the best way to do this. Having a writing partner would be a great idea. Would you like to perhaps respond to a prompt and I will post it in the Your Words section and also write that you are looking for a writing pen pal? I could add your email to the post?

      • Would you like for me to post the same this as I did before? And thanks for helping me out!

      • I copy and pasted it onto a prompt. Do you want me to put my email in another comment?

      • I meant respond to a prompt and write a story and then I will create a post asking everyone to check out your story and mention that you are looking for a writing pen pal via email. What do you think about that? I don’t want to post your email on the page but if you are okay posting it on the Your Words page maybe it will cut out people who might bug you or you can create a new gmail just for writing your penpal. I created a gmail account just for my students. What do you think about that?

      • Okay, I’ll work on a story. It might take a few days because I have a lot going on. I will make a new Gmail account too. I’m sorry I’m asking so many questions but do you want a story from whatever prompt I comment on or just any story? On May 15, 2014 9:03 PM, “TeenGirlsthatWrite” wrote:

        > Teen Girls That Write commented: “I meant respond to a prompt and > write a story and then I will create a post asking everyone to check out > your story and mention that you are looking for a writing pen pal via > email. What do you think about that? I don’t want to post your email on the > page”

    • Hello Alyssa! I’d love to be your email pen pal! I’ve actually been wanting one for awhile now! Would you interested in trying it out?

  6. Carol, This is just wonderful. I’ve been teaching film directing for many years hoping most especially to inspire girls and women to pick up cameras and make movies – tell their stories through film. Though I have written many screenplays, I’ve just written my first novel – a YA about a teenage girl. I am also mom to two teenage girls and am so thrilled to find your blog. I will pass it along to them immediately. You’ve got a follower here…

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