Ten-minute Writing Warm Up

by Mandi Lynn Strzelewicz, Age 16, USA   Ten is the magic number. I found this out through a free writing assignment I did at school. Sometimes when you sit down to write you don’t where to start. I’ve found that the trick is to start small—ten minutes. Find a subject to start writing on...
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Writing Is More Than Words

by Jamie Dixon, Age 14, Australia   When I pick up a pen or sit down at my computer and start to write I am immediately transported into a universe of my own where I can be who I want and be accepted for exactly that. Writing is more than words. It’s perfect for me...
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When Writing, Focus on the Words

by Jasper Lindell, Age 14, Australia   Stop thinking about writing. That’s better. What’s happening when you are thinking about writing is you’re thinking about what comes after the actual writing, the prizes and the recognition. This isn’t healthy, it won’t get you anywhere, and you won’t write anything worthwhile. Instead of thinking about writing,...
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