How do I know I’m a writer? (a poem)

by Cindy Green, Age 15, Canada Cindy’s poem was one of the top submissions for our weekly writing challenge.   How do I know I’m a writer? I’m a writer because I am learning from Ms. Whitford To write without stopping; To just let myself go; To say yes now and no later I’m a writer...
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The Quest for Writing Inspiration

by Sana Hameed, Age 15, USA Artwork by Lucy Zhang   As a writer, inspiration is an endless game of hide and seek. The worst part is that you have no idea what you’re looking for until you finally find it. Ideas make themselves scarce when they are needed most. The key to finding inspiration is...
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My Literary Twin

by Cathy Yan, Junior Editor for Creative Non-fiction     It is not at all controversial to say adolescence is one of the most difficult periods of anyone’s life. For me, the growing pains were exacerbated by having to constantly switch schools and deal with the resulting isolation caused by a combination of internalized anger, self-pity...
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March Fiction: The Grass of a Queen (a short story)

by Sorita Heng, Age 17, Cambodia Artwork by Lucy Zhang This touching short story was inspired by the fiction prompt of the month for March: “green.”   Alis wanted to scream, “I don’t have time for this!” but she couldn’t. “Please, Mom! Let me dye my hair green,” Liam whined, tugging on her sleeve. “Other kids will...
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