This week, Penguin Random House and WNDB are celebrating the 2021 Creative Writing Award winners. The scholarship recipients will virtually attend a week of events, including professional development workshops and a fireside chat with author Mahogany L. Browne. Below, the five winners share a little … [Read more...] about Congratulations to the 2021 Creative Writing Awards Winners!
“If it’s something that means a lot to you, then it’s worth writing about.” That’s some of the advice that Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards alumnx have for those public high school seniors applying to the scholarship program this year. “Don’t worry about coming up with something … [Read more...] about Confidence and Caring: Creative Writing Awards Alumnx Share Their Tips
This piece is the first stop in the Spring 2020 #DVpit Blog Hop! #DVpit is a Twitter pitch event for marginalized authors and/or illustrators. The next event is scheduled for April 22-23. For more information, please visit dvpit.com. by Sarah Guan When readers describe books they love—those … [Read more...] about How to Write Consistent Characters and Build Realistic Worlds
By Elissa Bongornio Writing a personal essay for publication—or perhaps to apply for the Creative Writing Awards!—can require digging deep and thinking a lot about yourself. How best to tackle the topic of you in a compelling way? And just what are the differences between college application … [Read more...] about How to Write a Compelling Personal Narrative
To motivate all the young writers out there, we checked in with three YA authors: Melissa de la Cruz (author of the Blue Bloods series, The Queen's Assassin, and more), Ashley Woodfolk (author of The Beauty That Remains and When You Were Everything), and Jenny Torres Sanchez (author of We Are Not … [Read more...] about 3 YA Authors Share Their Best Writing Advice