The Best Sign of a Good Book

by Tatiana Morand, Age 16, Canada   The scene opens in 1861, in the Deep South of the United States. It is a country and an age away from me, but also a world entirely recognizable: the lovestruck musings of a teenage girl. Gone With the Wind is a skillful blend of lavish period descriptions...
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The Blank Page

by Allison MacDougall, Age 19, Canada   It always starts with the blank page. Still, bright and mocking. Forever mocking me. I start with a word: The– no, that’s too typical. Scratch that. And I mean literally scratch that out. I have never been able to write on a screen. Screens do not permit you...
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Writer’s Block

by Journey Meyerhoff, Age 12, Canada   Writers block.  It’s that annoying little stopper on your imagination. You feel like a dry riverbed and no ideas come. Maybe you are writing a novel and your character is falling off a cliff and you don’t know whether to let the dragon swoop in and save him,...
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