Advice for Young Writers

paper and pencil

To Begin With

  • The best way to become a better writer is simply to write. 
  • Write every day.
  • Enter writing contests geared towards young adult writers. (It’s a great way to get your work out there, and to get feedback.)
  • Learn the basics of writing in school (grammar, etc.).  Knowledge is power.
  • Don’t be afraid to fail.  Most writers edit their work countless times before anyone ever sees it.  If your first, second, or third draft is rough, well, that’s completely normal.
  • Don’t worry that your idea “has already been done.”  Everything has already been done.  What you offer is a unique voice, as well as, your unique perspective. 

Writing Activities

  • Journal
  • Draw inspiration from Pictures
  • Write Fanfiction
  • Search for Writing Prompts Online
  • Read and Study Your Favorite Writers

Contests for YA Authors

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