The Art of Writing for Career-minded Writers

by Savannah Hubbard, Age 16, USA   Writing is something that has always intrigued me. The idea of weaving words into resonant sentences, and resonant sentences into artfully crafted stories or essays or poems is fascinating. Writing is emotional and personal yet accessible. Writing takes determination, natural talent and plenty of reading to become even...
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Is Your Piece of Writing a “Waste of Time”?

by Carol Park, Age 16, Canada   A former English teacher once told my class—and I quote, “I don’t want to read your short story or essay if it doesn’t answer my “so what?” question. If it doesn’t give me a reason to care about your piece, don’t bother handing it in. It’ll only be...
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