Writing From Experience

by Rachel Wong, Age 16   Have you ever been asked to write a poem or a short story with no topic at all? Did you find yourself staring at the computer for hours on end with no inspiration coming through? One of the best pieces of advice I have ever gotten as a young...
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Plot Planning and Avoiding Saggy Middle Syndrome

by Jesmeen Deo, Age 15   Let’s say, you’re writing a long story. You have the beginning and the end in mind, and the climax. You start typing excitedly… and then your fingers pause. How do I to fill the middle? This is known “Saggy Middle Syndrome.” Sometimes a writer will have major events and...
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Writing is Something I Love

by Cherry Zhi, Age 15   One of my fondest childhood memories is writing a short story in grade two. I wrote about going to an amusement park. As the years have gone by, I have forgotten the details. However, I do remember how overjoyed I was when my teacher gave me an A+ and...
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