Whether we've been inspired by someone's life story or gotten lost in a world beyond our imagination, words have phenomenal power.
Your young writer could be someone who reaches the hearts of others, impacts lives and inspires the next generation.
The key is to start young, and stick with it.
Just like any other skill, writing requires dedication and consistency to master — Rome wasn't built in a day!
But writers, especially young writers, often have no place to learn, practice and improve their skills outside of school.
Unfortunately, school curriculums aren't designed to help young writers nurture their creativity and work on their own projects.
And unlike other hobbies, sports and passions, there aren't many outlets to help your child follow their writing dreams.
The Young Writer's Workshop is designed to help your child pursue excellence in their writing and cultivate marketable (and portable) skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.
The Young Writer's Workshop is designed to encourage your child to pursue excellence in their writing and cultivate marketable (and portable) skills.
Award-winning author of The Green Ember Series.
Author of the popular Kingdom Series.
Award-winning author of Outlining Your Novel
USA Today bestselling author of historical novels.
Author of 200+ books with over 2 million sold.
Musician and author of The Wingfeather Saga.
Children's book author of God's Very Good Idea.
Award-winning fantasy author of Ilyon Chronicles.
Teen author of Take Your Best Shot and Live To Give.
Author of the popular series, Dragons In Our Midst.
Author of historical fiction, biography, and theology.
Author of the Baker Family Adventure Series.
"This has been an INCREDIBLE experience for Kiki. She has matured so much in her writing."
"We've not only watched our daughter's writing ability excel, but her love for writing grows stronger every day."
"The results of our children being part of YWW has far exceeded our expectations."
Most young writers don't realize how much their parents spend on their activities.
(And all the parents say... "Amen!!")
So let's review a few numbers...
Music lessons? At least $80 per month — probably more.
Dance classes? At least $60 per month — probably more.
Sports? Really varies, but easily $70 per month during the season.
And these costs don't include expenses for instruments, pointe shoes, sports equipment, and gas for driving to lessons/practices.
The Young Writer's Workshop? Only $37 per month.
(Or only $30 per month if you pay annually.)
That's only a fraction of what you'd pay for other writing programs.
There's no long-term contract and you can cancel anytime in just a few clicks.
In the meantime, you're making an investment into your child's future.
Writing is more than just a passion, or a hobby.
It has the potential to become your child's career. Authors, freelancers, teachers, editors, journalists — even if they don't choose a 'writing' career, written skills are valuable in ANY job.
(Sources: College Board and The National Commission on Writing)
In fact, a recent survey of American corporations and government entities found that good writing skills are vital to gaining a job and advancing in one’s place of employment.
(Sources: Stanford University, Pew Research Center, and the NAEP)
"We were hesitant about a monthly cost, but allowed her to join. We are very glad we did!"
"The investment is small in comparison to what she has gleaned and how she has grown."
"The Young Writer's Workshop has been nothing but a positive experience."
We decided from the beginning to offer this program with a "Pay-What-You-Can" policy.
That means that we won't turn anyone away for lack of funds.
If your family is dealing with unexpected medical bills...
If you are missionaries living on support...
If you are a single mom or dad...
If you are facing long-term unemployment...
Or anything similar... we would love to let your child participate for a reduced rate, or even for free.
That said, if your family can afford the regular price, we still need to make a living too!
We want to focus on serving our students rather than marketing the program year-round, so we only open YWW to the public a few times per year.
That way, everyone joins together and starts together.
In order to ensure your child's spot in our program, now is the time to take action and get started.
Whatever path they end up walking down, writing is a versatile skill which will serve them for the rest of their lives.
And writing is a journey, often difficult and discouraging, that isn't meant to be taken alone.
The Young Writer's Workshop is here to help, support, and guide your young writer to achieve their writing goals and follow their dreams.
And if for some reason they are disappointed with their experience, simply contact us for a full refund.
Registration is closing on Thursday, January 21st, at 11:59pm Eastern.
We close registration so we can focus on serving our students rather than on marketing the program.
And just like a college class, everyone joins together and starts together.
After purchasing YWW, you’ll be sent login details via email. Simply log in to the site to access your child's orientation and content.
Feel free to dive right in!
Then, after they complete orientation, we'll give your child access to the private YWW Community site — and we'll have some fun events and challenges planned to help them make friends and learn how to use the program.
All YWW content is digital, delivered through a private membership site.
When your child logs in to the site, they’ll be able to watch lessons, listen to interviews with authors, and keep track of their progress through the content.
If you sign them up for our Academic or Author tracks, they will receive access to extra digital materials and their assigned Teacher's Assistant (Academic) or coach (Author) will reach out to them directly via email.
Nothing will be mailed to you, which means you get instant access to everything.
Our members range in age from 12 to 25 — with the majority being teenagers.
Everything about the program is designed to be age appropriate for our youngest members, while also providing private spaces for older writers to discuss heavier topics and themes in their writing.
If your child loves to write, this is most likely a perfect fit.
As safe as we can make it! The Community is only accessible to current YWW students (and students under 13 require parental permission to join).
We have in-depth guidelines to protect our students and honor parents' responsibility to choose what content they want their children exposed to.
We also have a Community Manager and a team of Community Assistants who closely monitor the Community to keep it safe and make sure the guidelines are followed.
That said, parents are strongly encouraged to read our guidelines and stay involved with their student's activities on the Community.
Yes! In fact, we have an entire track designed for homeschool families who want to incorporate YWW into their schooling.
YWW Academic is designed and run by a high school English Teacher and provides a certificate of completion and 1 high school credit in Creative Writing for homeschooled students.
Our team is made up of bestselling and award-winning Christian authors, high school English teachers, and homeschooling moms.
We understand the unique challenges facing young writers and have decades of experience navigating the complex world of writing and publishing.
We are committed to provide the best writing support your family will find anywhere — all in a safe, Christian environment you can feel comfortable with.