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Writing Platform Social Media

Mar 01, 2017 2017-03-01

Social Media

Community of Young Writers

Write the World is a community of young writers (aged 13–18), hailing from more than 80 countries. This social media platform allows student writers to connect with peers to share their work. The writing prompt section lets students choose topics to inspire their writing, pushing them beyond their comfort zone to experiment with topics and styles—from flash fiction to memoir, opinions to poems, essays to tweets. The prompts include a topic question, as well as examples, guiding ideas, and other supports to inspire thoughtful responses and critical thinking.

Plus: Each month Write the World holds a competition developed around a particular idea or genre of writing, such as poetry, fantasy, sports journalism, or flash fiction. The competitions encourage students to dig deeper into the writing process, try out new genres, and share their work with a sea of eager readers. And because a first draft is never perfect, students have the chance to receive peer and expert feedback before submitting their final piece. The winning entrant receives $100, and the runner-up and best peer reviewer each receive $50. All three winners will be featured on the Write the World blog, with commentary from a guest judge. The March 2017 competition asks students to share their opinion in an op-ed: What change would they like to see in the world? in their country? in their community? Students will find a list of all upcoming writing competitions on Write the World’s website.

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