Stephanie writes young adult contemporary novels and is the creator of GoTeenWriters.com. Her novels include The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series (Revell) and The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet (Playlist). You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and check out samples of her work on her author website.
Jill and I had great fun reading through all the comments from the Go Teen Writers survey. Thank you for taking the time what you love about the blog and ways that you think it could be improved.
Many of you said you would love more opportunities to connect with other teen writers. While Jill and I continue to look for more ways to connect you all, I thought I would go ahead and post a list of what we have in place already.
This is a really active and wonderful group. With 400+ members from all over the world, there's almost always somebody available to answer your question or offer thoughts on your writing.
I'm very careful about who I let into the group, and we're not afraid to bounce people who are causing issues or who disregard the group guidelines.
Because I'm so careful about who I let in, I often deny access to people who I don't know so you can speed up your approval by sending me an email when you apply to the group: http://www.stephaniemorrill.com/contact-me/
This is an email list that's set up through Yahoo groups. We started it when we had our virtual writing retreat, and it's been a nice way for those who are participating in the 100 for 100 challenge to encourage each other along the way.
This is an unofficial hangout spot for teen writers, with the stated purpose of, "We're here to offer support for writing. Writer's block, flat characters, horrible dialogue, can't get from point A to point B. Post a question and hopefully the rest of the community will help."