Find Your Writing Niche: Teens and writing
Writers are inquisitive sorts. They are always eavesdropping on people at the next table, reading obscure texts or nuzzling to unearth a fascinating tidbit. In effect, they are looking for the next story.
I started a new project, that is, I am assisting junior high students in getting their stories published.
How is this looking for the next story?
I want to know what teens are interested in now, what stories they have brewing in their brains, how they are going to express those feeling and ideas.
I started by asking them two questions:
- How do they like to spend their free time
- If they could write anything they wanted, what topic/s would they choose
I have not asked them to share that information unless they so desired.
I want them to think, to consider what is important to them and what the rest of the world should know.
I gave them a short list of publications that accept submissions from teens.
MAGAZINES THAT TAKE SUBMISSIONS FROM THOSE UNDER 18:
My project may result in:
- Burgeoning young writers
- A host of teens getting published
- A book I write for teens who want to be professional writers
I want to help young people find their writing niche.