Six Ways to Silence Your Literary Dragon

by Akshta Khurana, Age 13, India Artwork by Lucy Zhang   Just when you make an effort to finally sit down and write that big, nosy dragon of yours decides to sit right above your head and shout biting remarks. Worse than that, this moody creature turns up at the most unexpected times to offer resistance...
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July Drama Prompt: Ice-cream (monologue)

by Nicole Ntim-Addae, Age 17, Ghana Artwork by Lucy Zhang The drama prompt for July was to write a monologue on the theme: “heat.”   GIRL in late teens holds a melting ice-cream cone in her left hand and sits at a sidewalk, crouched, looking at her feet. She suddenly looks up at the audience...
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Creative Non-fiction: Four Little Words

by Kayla Markham, Age 14, Australia Artwork by Lucy Zhang   Only four words long, this statement is so small yet so significant. It changes the lives of people every day and brings them so much pride and joy. This statement means I can do so many things, even what some would call impossible. * I can...
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Outside the Realm of Anglo-American Authors

by Lucy Zhang, jaBlog! Blogger Artwork by Lucy Zhang   Diversity has become fairly prevalent in many areas of the world, a far cry from what nations were like just a few decades ago. But when you think about all the authors that you’ve read, how many of them are Anglo-American? It’s not something you think...
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