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Weak and Strong (TCWT)

Weak and Strong (TCWT)

This month, the Teens Can Write Too! blog chain asks us to talk about what we consider to be our greatest weakness as a writer, and also our greatest strength. I started writing this post the other day while I was staying up to listen to the live election coverage, but when I read it through the next day I found it was a bit of a mess, because I kept getting distracted and talking about politics. So I’m starting…

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Is This Love? (TCWT)

Is This Love? (TCWT)

I actually remembered about my Teens Can Write Too! post this month, although that isn’t saying much. (It seems like hardly any time since my last one, which I suppose it is.) I spent quite a lot of yesterday thinking about how I would fill the prompt, and realised it’s a very difficult one for me to tackle. This month we’re being asked to write a letter to a fictional couple, so I’ve been wondering who to write about. Then…

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Insta-Lust And Sassy Comebacks (TCWT)

Insta-Lust And Sassy Comebacks (TCWT)

The Teens Can Write Too! blog chain is back for the month of January and I’m using it as an excuse to procrastinate on my essay. Absolutely nothing has changed in the last four years (except, perhaps, the subject of the essay). “What is something you feel is generally written well in fiction? What is something you feel is generally written poorly?” Well, because I’m a miserable so-and-so, I’m going to start with the negative aspect of the question. Though…

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Learning By Example (TCWT)

Learning By Example (TCWT)

The monthly Teens Can Write Too! blog chain is back again, this time with a slightly more traditional prompt than last month — although still not one that’s easy to answer. “What works of fiction have taught you by example, and what did they teach you?” As Engie pointed out, this is a slightly vague question. It could be asking me to talk about the valuable life lessons I’ve been taught by books and how they’ve shaped my everyday actions…

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Backstory: Hints Of A Corpse

Backstory: Hints Of A Corpse

Recently, it’s come to my attention that I’m now one of the older ones lurking in the teen writer groups of which I’m a member. Maybe it’s the whole school-uni divide that made me notice it, or perhaps it’s just that I’m two months from my nineteenth birthday and dude, that’s old. I think one of the reasons this is a new and weird experience is because when I started participating in writing communities (more than five years ago now…

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Teenage Selfies (TCWT)

Teenage Selfies (TCWT)

This is not my usual kind of post. This is for this month’s Teens Can Write Too! blog chain, and is one of the most challenging prompts we’ve ever had. Prompt: “Use pictures and individual words to show what, to you, is the essence of being a teenager.”  I decided to use pictures of myself for this prompt, with only a few exceptions, for an important reason which will become apparent. learning: growing up:   staying childish: change: dreams: identity: understanding:…

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What A Rogue And Peasant Slave Am I! (TCWT)

What A Rogue And Peasant Slave Am I! (TCWT)

I’m glad to have a Teens Can Write Too! prompt for today. I was up past midnight and, foolishly, on Twitter, which meant I heard about Robin Williams’ death and then couldn’t get to sleep. That, combined with all the awful things that are happening elsewhere in the world (Iraq, Gaza, and on a smaller scale elsewhere), means I’m feeling a little low, a bit too serious for the usual tone of this blog. We all have days like this,…

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Go Forth And Screw It Up (TCWT)

Go Forth And Screw It Up (TCWT)

Hey, guess what? I’m a massive fail, and didn’t realise Monday was my time to post my contribution to the Teens Can Write Too! blog chain until Friday, and then I’d already posted, so it’s going up now. My apologies. I’m a useless human being. I know. “What’s one thing you wish you knew when you started writing?” Oh man. There are so many things I wish I’d known. Can I just write myself, like, a list? No, I’m always…

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To Adapt, Or Not To Adapt? (TCWT)

To Adapt, Or Not To Adapt? (TCWT)

The answer to the question in the title? MAKE IT A MUSICAL. — It’s time for my contribution to the Teens Can Write Too blog chain — but first off, a few pieces of housekeeping. 1) I’ve now finished my exams. Forever. My A-Levels are done. I’m still registering this fact — I’ve been done for almost three hours now, but I can’t quite figure out how to feel, and my body doesn’t know how to come down from ultra-anxious…

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A World Of Pure Imagination (TCWT)

A World Of Pure Imagination (TCWT)

I came up with this month’s prompt, a return of the Teens Can Write Too! blog chain after many months of silence, so I damn well had to remember to answer it. The prompt was this: Which fictional world would you most like to be a part of, and what role do you think you would fulfil within it? Okay, so I don’t know if any of you have read Jasper Fforde’s ‘Thursday Next’ series, though if you haven’t you…

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