The Quest for Writing Inspiration

by Sana Hameed, Age 15, USA Artwork by Lucy Zhang   As a writer, inspiration is an endless game of hide and seek. The worst part is that you have no idea what you’re looking for until you finally find it. Ideas make themselves scarce when they are needed most. The key to finding inspiration is...
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School Blog Ideas: How I Launched the “Monty Sponge”

by Lucy Zhang, US East Blogger & Artwork Assistant jaBlog! Artwork by Lucy Zhang   Earlier this year, I began to participate in a blog program run by college and high school students called The Prospect. The Prospect’s mission for the program was to create opportunities for high schoolers to create their own blogs for their...
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My Literary Twin

by Cathy Yan, Junior Editor for Creative Non-fiction     It is not at all controversial to say adolescence is one of the most difficult periods of anyone’s life. For me, the growing pains were exacerbated by having to constantly switch schools and deal with the resulting isolation caused by a combination of internalized anger, self-pity...
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