Social Media Tips for Young Writers

by Mia Martins, US West Blogger jaBlog!   These days, a social media presence is an important factor when building your fan base as an author. You need a way to keep your readers updated on what you’re working on and what you may have published. If your aim is to have a novel published the...
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April Fiction: Road Trip (short story)

by Dabria Karapita, Age 16, Canada Artwork by Lucy Zhang The fiction prompt for April required that authors name at least three different destinations in their entry.   Road Trip My finger traces the small line on the map, and I lift my head to look out the window at the passing countryside. Rolling fields of...
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Getting Back to Writing

by Erin Harvey, Junior Editor and Junior Co-editor for Drama jaBlog!     Life as a young adult is busy; hectic, perhaps, is a more suitable word, and writing can easily slip into the foggy confusion of the modern world. Between school, beginning to search for a proper college, and a newly-revived social life, writing slipped...
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The Ups and Downs of Fanfiction

by Lucy Zhang, US East Blogger & Artwork Assistant jaBlog! Artwork by Lucy Zhang   Most people find it hard to admit they read or write fanfiction. There is definitely a negative connotation associated with fanfiction, but fanfiction is also one of the best starting platforms for fiction writers. With characters and backgrounds already created...
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