Love Your Characters Like Yourself

by Hannah Brown, Age 15, United Kingdom Artwork by Cathy Yan   You know how it is. You’re just sitting there, not thinking about anything, or perhaps you’re writing so furiously your fingers feel like they’re on fire. Then—BOOM!–a new character strolls into your head. Their name, much of their background, their place in the...
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Bragging Rights: The 3-Day Novel Contest

Artwork and Article by Cathy Yan, Age 15, Canada   Almost everyone in the writing world has heard of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a thirty-day race in November to complete a 50,000 word rough draft of a novel. It’s gruelling, fun, and produces immense amounts of pride when you finally behold the finished manuscript...
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Letter to the Editor from Pakistan

  Dear Laura, I couldn’t believe it when I read you were looking for writers in Pakistan on your freelance writing opportunities page. It was a great honour to see that writers from my country are appreciated at LTC. Usually we are excluded by name and there are hardly any writing opportunities for us which...
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