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THE VOICE: October issue RELEASED!

The October issue of The Voice, YWP's monthly digital magazine, is ready for you to enjoy! Read and hear the voices of YWP's amazing writers! See a gallery of gorgeous photos! Listen to the podcasts! SUBSCRIBE! It's FREE!

We've gotten some great feedback from you after the first issue (14,200 views, 6 minutes on avg visit!) and we think you'll like what we've done! AND what this community has produced!

What do you think? The link to share: http://joom.ag/sBqb (or the longer version: thevoice.youngwritersproject.org) PLEASE SHARE THE LINK!

If you are in the mag, CONGRATS. If you're not, keep on writing! AND record yourself giving a dramatic reading of your work! Or add photos! Questions? Email us. COMMENT below. OR comment on page 38 of the October issue of The Voice!

S P R E A D  THE  W O R D, share the link!

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The NaNoWriMo git down...

Planning on NaNoWriMo but haven't thought much about your story? Join the NaNoWriMo on YWP workshop and let's git talking about ideas.

Join the conversation on conflict right now... 

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Celebration of Writing 2014! NOVEMBER 8

Celebration of Writing 2014
Free workshops with:
Geof Hewitt, Jo Knowles, Sarah Stewart Taylor, Barbara Ganley, GG, Reuben Jackson, Darcie Abbene, Leland Kinsey
Thomas Christopher Greene, author and president of VCFA
Release of Anthology 6!
(Dedicated to the Fab Five - Five individuals you've never heard of who've made YWP possible.)
Millennials on Stage -- 8-10 peers read their work!
Food, surprises, podcasting, gabbing, book signings
All made possible by:
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FULL workshop descriptions/final schedule  COMING SOON ... More info, click 'Read more'
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Déjà Vu 1.2 (PoTD Re-purposed)

(Ceds go to Camille of Wizard101 Central [ http://www.wizard101central.com/forums/showthread.php?385854-Dese-s-Designs ])

So there are times when writing that you find an amazing way to connect several ideas. This is one and I am extremely excited to continue my SW piece (when school permits). Thanks to such amazing help and support from users on this site! I have also decided to try entering this new edition as a Short Story entry in a region contest in December, so fingers crossed! Anyways for all of you interested in group interactions/writings or like superpowers check out the Dynacaries Shared World! New members always welcomed! Read more »

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Remembering a Stone

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Millennial Writers on Stage! Brattleboro!

Opal Robinson reads at the Brattleboro Literary Festival 2014

Millennial Writers on Stage at the Brattleboro Literary Festival were fantastic!

YWP has amazing writers from southern Vermont! Thank you all!

Hear Opal Robinson, in 8th grade at Brattleboro Area Middle School, read "I Stopped Writing My Poems," and see the attached text of each writer's piece. Also watch for more photos, audio, etc. of this event in the October issue of The Voice!



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Aggressor, Victim and Decider

"You don't have to lie; I know it was you"

Said victim in the blood stained khakis.  Read more »

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Home Sweet Home

I don't do "normal". "Usual" just isn't my thing. Like today, for instance. I have fallen into the online site Young Writers Project. How unusal. Well, that's my usual. Ha ha. I jump up, and slam my head against a new blog post on the front page. Ow. I fall over, and hit my mouse pointer. Double ow. I grab onto the mouse for support, and it slides out of my grasp. I look up to the top of the page, where I can barely see the words Hi, Justagirl as an option. That's my profile. Read more »

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Red Ribbon Week Writing Challenge!

Young Writers Project is pleased to announce a new writing challenge in partnership with Connecting Youth and Red Ribbon Week, a national effort to raise awareness about issues relating to drug abuse.


This year the week falls Oct. 23-31 and Vermont youths are encouraged to begin writing that week in response to a special prompt. Deadline for final submissions is Nov. 17. YWP will select the best responses for cash awards and prizes! The selected pieces will also be highlighted on youngwritersproject.org, published throughout the state in 20+ media partners and considered for inclusion in YWP’s new digital magazine, The Voice


The prompt:


PEERS: Every day our friends encourage us to do things. How do you manage peer influence? Tell us a story about what you do to resist peers' efforts to get you to do something you don't want to do? And tell us about times when your peers have encouraged you to take a positive risk and you're glad you did?  How do you make sure you are following your own efforts to be true to yourself? Feel free to write it as a narrative or in essay form.


Info on submitting below: Read more »

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Complicated Life

Some days my life is complicated. It is filled with lost dreams but the dreams make a point. I think about the people and the fancy rich government office workers and “Obama’s play dolls”. They sit and watch as the wars rage on. People scared and afraid not knowing if their wife or husband are ever going to come home or if there will be something like 9-11 again. People are afraid of their government, but the government should be afraid of its people and what its people can do. They can protest and make the streets as unsafe as the war that is going on right now as you read this. Some people hide hoping the war Read more »


Sit Down

I was around 13 around the time it happened. It was a gloomy day and I was eating lunch inside the library which was run by students. I stood in front of the counter, maybe waiting to check out a book. There were three guys behind the counter, all in my grade. I didn’t interact with them much, but knew their names and who they hung out with. I don’t really remember what happened in those short minutes before one of them, Steven, leaned over the counter, stretched his arm out and every so lightly, began to flick my boob. Right, then left, then right again. Read more »


Eyes of the Train

as I board the train

I see so many stories 

in so many eyes 

the man with the hollow eyes, greasy hair, and a strange scent

he shuffles up the steps and slumps in his seat

the teenage girl with the tired eyes holds her toddler's sweaty hand

her boyfriend gabbing loudly into his phone as she comforts their crying child

the old woman whose bright blue eyes have seen many hardships, yet radiate kindness

she smiles at me and nods her head to the rythm of the train

this is not just a whirring machine Read more »

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