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Welcome to Go Teen Writers! I'm so excited you've found us. Go Teen Writers exists to provide encouragement, instruction, and community for teen writers. (And even if you've left your teen years behind, we'd love to have you join in the fun!)

You can find out more about me (Stephanie) and the contributing writers for this blog here.

If you're coming across terms you don't recognize - POV, WIP, MC - you can look at this handy glossary of terms that Jill Williamson made for us.

If you're wanting to meet other teens who love writing and stories just like you do, consider joining the Go Teen Writers Facebook group. It's a private group where members talk about their stories, help critique writing, and encourage each other.

Here are some of our most popular posts:


We also send out a monthly(ish) newsletter, which you can subscribe to here.

Questions? Send me an email!

54 comments:

  1. Hey! this is an amazing source. I love your guy's posts, asking other authors, and especially the contests.

    A Writer's Nakama
    http://writing-1234.blogspot.com/

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  2. This sounds like an interesting site. :)
    I'll definitely be coming back to this.
    ~Jenny

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  3. Sounds great and looks great. Plan on coming back to this website!

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  4. Thanks for the sources

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    1. We don't have a place on the blog for it, no. But there's a great community on the Go Teen Writers FB page and there are usually lots of people ready to read for each other: https://www.facebook.com/groups/goteenwriters/

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  6. Though I've only read a handful of posts on this site, I'm glad to have it as a resource. Keep up the good work!

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  7. I'm really happy there's a site like this for writers like me! Thanks so much for making this.
    :)

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  8. I've been to this site before and was very intrigued by it. I think it would help with my writing and possibly boost my confidence. I tend to think I have good ideas but not sure how good I am technically. - MJ

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  9. I just wanted to say, that I find your site AMAZING. You have just what I need, and more. I so appreciate you making this site. I also really like that some of you on here are Christian, as I am too. :) So, thank you so much, and keep up the good work!
    Selah

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  10. Hi, I recently started a writing blog, and thought maybe this site might be of some help! I'll have to have a look around. I am an aspiring writer, and will take all the outlets for writing help I can get.

    -Cedar
    http://tobewriters.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is an interesting blog. I'll be coming back for more!

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  12. I clicked on the 'you can find out more details about our writing contests here' link and it told me that the page I was looking for didn't exist...is there any other place I can go to find out more information? Also, I just wanted to say thanks for making this blog. It's rare to find writing advice aimed especially at teens.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know! Yes, we've had some changes to our contests, so I took the page down. I didn't realize I had linked to it here. Thank you!

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  13. Hello, i really liked this blog! Very helpful, i was wondering .. is there any blog or website i can post me writings? Novel? writings in general so others can read? :)

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    1. Hi Stephanie! Wattpad is a popular one, if you're just wanting to put some stuff out there for feedback. http://www.wattpad.com/

      YARN is a literary magazine that takes submissions from teen writers: http://yareview.net/

      We don't have anything specifically set up for it on Go Teen Writers, but in the Facebook group, people often ask if anyone is willing to critique for them, so if you want a smaller group, then that can be good too. https://www.facebook.com/groups/goteenwriters/

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  14. Definately recommend this for any writer...

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  15. I've been looking for something like this, thank you so much! I've been getting less and less active with my writing and this is just the thing I need to get me going again. :)

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  16. Just wanted to let you know that when I searched for novel ideas, your blog was the very first thing that popped up! I'm so happy I found this resource.

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    1. I hope you find it to be a helpful place :)

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  17. Hello, I came across your book on Amazon and saw that there was a website :) I've ordered the book and I've been reading on here too. Thanks so much for creating this blog. It's been so helpful.

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  18. I'm really excited about all the information - Thanks so much!
    http://whoklmee.blogspot.com/

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  19. Hello!
    I love to read, write, and Writing class but don't know if writing novels is really my "thing". How do you know?

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  20. i am glad my friend told me about htis website i like to write and i needed help and now that she shpwed me thid site i can thanks for making this blog

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  21. I'm excited to explore this cite!

    http://creaology.blogspot.com/

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  22. This is so amazing! I love writing, and some of the posts I've read here have helped a lot. :o D
    Looking forward to exploring this site more.
    God bless!
    In Christ,
    ~Ysa
    http://ysa-pianoplayer4jesus.blogspot.com

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  23. I have been lurking around this website for a few days now and I must admit, as a writer who has come to too many hurdles and just given up, this blog helps me get through those time when I'm weaker minded and though I'll probably never be good enough to be published I am glad to have the time wasted.

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    1. Glad you've found us! And I know we've all felt that way at some point :)

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  24. I just kind of "discovered" this site, and I learned so much during the first hour! (Which, of course, means I was totally into the site, and stayed for the rest of the night.) >_<
    Thank you for taking your time and sharing tips and lessons for us teens.
    ~R

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  25. Thank you so much for all you do for teen writers! This site has been so helpful!

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  26. This site is incredibly helpful! I just found it by chance and have already recommended it to all of my friends who write :)

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  27. I finally found a resourceful site! thanks. I will be coming back to this. also how do I submit a story for the contest? what are the rules?

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    1. All contests are currently closed, but we'll have a new one in January!

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  28. Hey all! My name is Sonja and I'm 17 years old! I have written two books, but only one is completely edited and finished. I finished my last (I think) edits a couple of days ago. Now I am writing query letters to send off to agents. I would love to get in contact with some other teen writers. I have just started in the blog-world. My blog is http://prettylittlethingscalledwords.blogspot.com/ So far I've done a lot of random posts (the kind you write at 3 in the morning), but I'm going to be focusing on blogging about my writing story as I live it. Please check me out and send me links to your blogs :)

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  29. i am new so i do not know much about this site but iam really happy to be connecting with people who also want to write stories and novels.

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  30. This blog is amazing! Thank you Gals so much for doing this! It really is helpful!

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  31. I am so glad that I found your website! I had a gift card from Amazon that I really needed to use, so I was so excited when I got your book. It is helping me so much! I wish I'd found this website, like, five years ago!

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  32. I have recently joined the blogging world in hopes of getting writing help and this blog has been wonderful resource! I'm so glad I came across it!
    Through blogging I'm also trying to promote my writing, you can find me at youngwritersfantasy.blogspot.com
    Thanks for the help!

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  33. I have not read all your tips from the Write a Novel, but I really want to start writing. Can I start writing, what do you recommend?

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  34. I am so glad I found this so helpful blog. But I have one question: What with a pictures for book? And what if I want 'draw' them?

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    1. I want to ask that too...

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    2. Are you talking about illustrators? It depends on the book, of course, but usually the publishing house pairs the author with an illustrator.

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  35. Hi! First off, I want to say that I am so thankful to you guys for what you're doing. I found your book at my local library and it has made all the difference. I am a teen writer and have completed the rough drafts of four tomes (in varying degrees of fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi) and have not mustered the bravery to publish any of them. The greatest reason for this is - editing. I don't want to edit too much or too little, and that caused setbacks. Your book has helped me move past that, and figure out what I needed to focus on to finish my stories. So, greatest thanks! That aside, I only have one question: the first piece I want to publish is actually a short story. I think it is too short to be published as a book, though, (exactly 15 pages), so I would like to publish it to a teen writers fiction/fantasy magazine. Do you have any suggestions on ones that may be good?___Lanfan15

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  36. I'm so happy I found this website!! I'm only in middle school and an currently working on my first novel that I'm actually serious about. I'm about half way through my first draft and only at 10,00 words. :( I feel like it's too short to be a novel and too long to be a short story! But I'll keep working on it and hopefully with the helpful advice of this amazing website I can manage to scratch up something I feel proud of!

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  37. Hi Stephanie,
    I just requested to join your Facebook group. Please add me!

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  38. hi! i found the website and i was like...THANK GOD! i was searching for something like this since..i don't know.. a long long time. Im working in a new novel but i have the problem of don't finish never my novels...im really trying to make this one till the end but well...please accept me in the Facebook group..btw I'm from mexico so please excuse if my words are write wrong or something jaja xD

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  39. Hello,
    I am a paranoid young writer who doesn't belong to Facebook (for several reasons). In you very honest opinion, how would you rate you Facebook group on a scale of one to ten for encouragement, advice, and discussion?(Ten being like meeting a long lost amazing family and One being no one replies to anyone else, just empty space on the web)

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    1. I'm likely slightly biased towards the group, but I've heard many of the teens describe it as "10" kind of situation. It is certainly not just empty space on the web. Usually if I post a writing question, I have my answer in about 10 minutes. You'll find lots of young writers (teens and early twenties) who want to connect and talk and encourage you.

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  40. I'm a new follower and reader of the blog, and I love it! It's very useful for my novel. I'm nearing the ending of editing it after NaNoWriMo last November :)

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