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Finally, A Safe, Encouraging Learning Environment To Foster Your Child's Love Of Writing

There are music lessons and sports clubs — now your child can be part of an interactive, online learning community to help bring their words to life.

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We've all been impacted by words.

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. 

That's why we created The Young Writer's Workshop — a safe, encouraging community for young writers in their teens and early twenties.

Here's a sample of what our students have accomplished:

What's Inside The Workshop

Bite-Size Lessons 

A weekly dose of inspiration and guidance.

Private Community

Safe place to connect with like-minded writers.

Writing Challenges

Word sprints, write-ins, and fun competitions.

Live Office Hours

Get support directly from their instructors.

Small Groups

Share writing and hold each other accountable.

Author Interviews

Inspiring interviews with published authors.

Editing & Feedback

Get helpful feedback on their writing.

WriterScore+

Personalized assessment to track their progress.

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What Your Child Will Learn

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.

They will learn how to:

  • Write with passion and develop their skills in every aspect of writing life
  • Gain the confidence, consistency and motivation to stick with projects such as finishing a short story or novel
  • Engage others to support their craft and share their vision (e.g. by creating a blog, email list, or website)
  • Become more discerning as they learn to evaluate the written word
  • Give and receive criticism humbly
  • Understand the business and career side of writing as well as how to earn money with their writing 

What They Will Learn

The Young Writer's Workshop is designed to encourage your child to pursue excellence in their writing and cultivate marketable (and portable) skills.

They will learn how to:

  • Write with passion and develop their skills in every aspect of writing life
  • Gain the confidence, consistency and motivation to stick with projects such as finishing a short story or novel
  • Engage others to support their craft and share their vision (e.g. by creating a blog, email list, or website)
  • Become more discerning as they learn to evaluate the written word
  • Give and receive criticism humbly
  • Understand the business and career side of writing as well as how to earn money with their writing 

The Content Library

The content library is a wealth of valuable, bite-sized lessons and mini-courses to help young writers along the success path we've developed with 20 years combined experience in the world of writing and publishing.

Becoming an effective writer is far more than just learning how to write. That's why we focus on helping your child grow in ten important domains.

The YWW Community

Our community is the heartbeat of YWW, where your child will receive support from their instructors, participate in fun writing challenges and competitions, and connect with other young writers going on the same journey as them.

A Space For Everything Divided into spaces, students will be able to find information easily and ask questions in the best places such as Blogging, Poetry, Fiction Plot & Structure, and so much more.

Access To Instructors In the "Ask an Instructor" space students can ask questions 24/7 and are guaranteed an answer by at least one instructor — as well as helpful input from more advanced students. 

Safe Learning Environment We have an amazing team of Community Assistants and a Community Manager (as well as thorough guidelines) to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun. 

Word Sprints & Games The Community has regular friendly competitions, challenges, and group writing sessions to help everyone achieve their writing goals and be productive together. 

Fellowships & Groups Students will have the opportunity to join student-led accountability and writing critique groups to improve their writing in a small-group setting. 

Feedback & Editing We also have a space dedicated to sharing and giving feedback on writing so your student can always get the help they’re looking for — whether on a poem or a school paper.

Some of the friendly faces waiting to welcome your child to YWW.

There is no better place than The Young Writer's Workshop to help your young writer to pursue their writing dreams.

With your child's membership, they'll get access to:

  • Everything they need to support, learn and improve their writing
  • A safe community full of other young writers going on the same journey  
  • Expert feedback, advice and guidance, as well as peer mentorship and feedback on their work
  •  Opportunities to get published, launch a writing career, and make money with their writing

Here's what parents have to say about The Young Writer's Workshop: 

"This has been an INCREDIBLE experience for Kiki. She has matured so much in her writing."

KIKI'S MOM Melissa Stanton 


"We've not only watched our daughter's writing ability excel, but her love for writing grows stronger every day." 

BETHANY'S PARENTS John & Lisa Melton


"The results of our children being part of YWW has far exceeded our expectations." 

SAMUEL'S MOM Kirsten

What Does YWW Cost?

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)

Give Them The Support They Need 

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MENTORSHIP

ENCOURAGEMENT

INSPIRATION

FEEDBACK

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  • Educational & Fun
  • Bite-size lessons
  • Vibrant community
  • Author interviews
  • Live office hours
  • Writing challenges

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MONTHLY

$37/month

Month-to-Month

  • Educational & Fun
  • Bite-size lessons
  • Vibrant community
  • Author interviews
  • Live office hours
  • Writing challenges

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  • Educational & Fun
  • Bite-size lessons
  • Vibrant community
  • Author interviews
  • Live office hours
  • Writing challenges

"We were hesitant about a monthly cost, but allowed her to join. We are very glad we did!"

ALYSSA'S MOM Michelle Hubbard 


"The investment is small in comparison to what she has gleaned and how she has grown."

KATELYN'S PARENTS Calvin & Sarah Brown


"The Young Writer's Workshop has been nothing but a positive experience."

SARA'S MOM Heather Willoughby

Look at the difference a supportive community and expert guidance can make for young writers.

Is your family facing financial hardship?

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!  

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Frequently Asked Questions


What happens after we sign up?

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.

How do we access all the materials?

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.

Nothing will be mailed to you, which means you get instant access to everything.

What age is YWW best for? 

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.

Does this program work for homeschooling?

Yes! Many families use YWW as part of their homeschool curriculum and three times per year (January, May, and August) we offer an upgrade package to our members called YWW Academic.

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.

By joining YWW now, you will have the option to upgrade to YWW Academic in May 2020, which will allow your student to start out with a lighter summer program and already be up-to-speed when school starts again in the fall.

What if we can't afford this?

If you honestly can't afford this program... we won't turn you away.

Check out our "Pay-What-You-Can" policy for more details.

What about...

Got a question we don't answer here? Shoot us a note.

No one believes in young writers as much as we do.

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.

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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.