Writing is one of the purest forms of self-expression — it can take you to other worlds, help you discover new truths and give you a voice to express the things you could never say out loud.
But sometimes it tends to get brushed aside as a waste of time, a means to an end, or our creativity gets stifled amongst a mountain of assignments.
Writing is an art that deserves to be nurtured and pursued just like any other hobby, sport or skill.
And what better time to practice your passion than now?
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!
However, most school curriculums aren't designed to help you nurture your creativity, become a published author or follow your writing dreams.
And it can feel like you're struggling alone.
Because let's face it, writing isn't easy.
There are times when you can't seem to keep going, when motivation is fleeting, and when you just want to plain quit.
You have no idea if what you're writing is any good, if it's worth publishing or even pursuing.
You don't know what steps to take to improve.
And worst of all, no one else seems to understand because they don't share your passion.
YWW is designed to help you pursue your passion, grow in confidence, and connect with other people just like you.
The Young Writer's Workshop is designed to help you pursue your passion, grow in confidence, and connect with other people just like you.
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 future.
Writing is more than just a passion, or a hobby.
It has the potential to become your career. Authors, freelancers, teachers, editors, journalists — even if yu 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 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 parent household...
If your parents are facing long-term unemployment...
Or anything similar... we would love to let you 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 spot in our program, now is the time to take action and get started.
Whatever path you end up walking down, writing is a versatile skill which will serve you for the rest of your life.
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 you as you pursue your writing dreams.
And if for some reason you are disappointed with your 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 orientation and content.
Feel free to dive right in!
Then, after you complete orientation, we'll give you access to the private YWW Community site — and we'll have some fun events and challenges planned to help you make friends and learn how to use the program.
All YWW content is digital, delivered through a private membership site.
When you log in to the site, you’ll be able to watch lessons, listen to interviews with authors, and keep track of your progress through the content.
If you sign up for our Academic or Author tracks, you will receive access to extra digital materials and your assigned Teacher's Assistant (Academic) or coach (Author) will reach out to you 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 you love 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 you will find anywhere — all in a safe, Christian environment you can feel comfortable with.