How to Stay Focused on Writing in an Attention Economy

by Sylvia Nica, jaBlog! Blogger   We live in what has been called an “attention economy.” In today’s world, there are more distractions than ever. TV, the easy access of the internet, and social media are all constantly pulling at our attention. With all these distractions around, how do you stay focused while writing? Turn off...
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July Drama Prompt: Summertime Memories

by Shalini Biju, Age 11, USA   The July drama prompt was to include the words include the words: waffle, summer, drums, and movies. SUMMERTIME MEMORIES Characters SARA ROBERTS: a shy, caring girl whose mom is a famous actress and her dad a writer JESSICA SUTO: a loud, outgoing girl who speaks out her mind, an...
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Short Story: In the Blood-streaked Dress

by Chiean Tien Thum, Age 17, Malaysia   In The Blood-streaked Dress I reached out for the seven hundred and sixteenth time. The little girl strode towards the park. The lingering confusion clouded my face again, but this time it came along with a deep sense of depression. No one seemed to be able to...
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