Greetings ye noble Youth of Writerly Persuasion,
The summer hath been long and productive; thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for entrusting your creations to YWP's repository! We cherished each entry and, as we mentioned in our Summer of Stories post, were amazed by how many of you wrote often, read each others' work and commented. Such a great way to launch this fall season. Keep up the great work!
Congratulations to our winners and thanks again to everyone who participated this summer! Keep the fantastic work coming--we just can't seem to get enough of it.
Your pals at YWP
P.S. Let's not forget prize winners from previous rounds!
#YWPSoS June prize winners:
1. Best Comments: Pheonix
2. Most Daily Posts: Kyrridwen (16)
#YWPSoS July prize winners:
1. Best Comments: Joystone
2. Most Daily Posts: Phoenix (20)
P.P.S. And the instructive take-away from a Google Hangout with GG and Doug at the start of summer:
Thanks to the three stalwarts who jumped in on a Google Hangout. Note to self: Google has changed (again) so we'll make it easier for you next time. Gist of conversation:
-- Prompts good. Great to have a place to just plain write. Good comments from folks.
-- Need more youth participants, but, dang, a lot of friends don't like writing. (Yes we need to change the world order.)
-- Keep the public chat in some form, maybe in a chaos room.
-- It's hard to give good comment. (Yes, we know.) AND IT WOULD BE GREAT TO GET MORE COMMENTS FROM SITE MEMBERS. (Mentors are nice, but...)
-- Posts are really high quality.
-- More publicity needed to spread word, bring more kids in.
Thanks to all of you for your participation. And do try to spread the word. Share links to posts you really like. Practice the art of persuasion. Let's change the world: Writing is fun, when you can write about what interests you and someone is reading -- and cares about -- what you have to say.