You Have a Right to Write!

FOR TEENS' EYES ONLY!

What do these books have in common?

1. In the Forests of the Night, by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
2. Obernewtyn Chronicles
,
by Isobell Carmody
3. Seventeenth Summer
, by Maureen Daly
4. The Black Stallion
,
by Walter Farley
5. My Brilliant Career
, by Miles Franklin
6. Home
, by Kimberly Fuller
7. The Outsiders
, by S.E. Hinton
8. Crazy
, by Benjamin Lebert
9. Twelve
, by Nick McDonell
10. Frankenstein
, by Mary Shelley
11. Postcards from France
, by Megan McNeill Libby
12. Please Don't Kill the Freshman
, by Zoe Trope
13. The Rose that Grew From Concrete
, by Tupac Shakur
14. Bone Warriors, Bron Bahlmann

If you guessed they were written by teens, you guessed right (see the authors' ages below).


Do you see the possibilities? Are you writing? If so, great! If not, keep coming back for help to get the stories inside of you out onto paper. The tips I share here aren't just for pre-teens or young kids - they're for all writers who care enough to get their story ideas down on paper!


Start with the links up on the left. Challenge yourself with the writing prompts. You never know where it will lead you!

You can also attend conferences like this one I just spoke at. Remember, YOU have the right-to-write too!



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Ages of authors according to "Teen Lists," Salt Lake City Public Library.

  1. 13
  2. 15
  3. 17
  4. 15
  5. 16
  6. 16
  7. 16
  8. 16
  9. 17
  10. 19
  11. 16
  12. 14
  13. 19
  14. 15