WNY Young Writers' Studio

March 2013 Newsletter

Reflecting, Naming, and Sharing Our Expertise

It's that time of year! Studio writers have spent the season brainstorming a pile of great ideas, drafting up pieces that bring them to life, and reflecting on their strengths and their needs.


Next weekend, we begin the work of revision, and I can't wait to see what this will mean to the new writers who joined us this year. Revision is hard work, true. When it happens within a writing community, it is often a very empowering experience too.


At Studio, we spend a great deal of time reflecting on our work and on our growth as writers. My greatest goal is to support kids as they learn more and more about what matters to them and what they are good at. It's not about my expertise....it's about theirs.


This is the time of year when writers begin to share their expertise in service to one another. This is a little bit scary. It's a little bit hard.


It's also a whole lot of wonderful.


See you next weekend!


Don't forget any drafts you've been working on!

Markets, Contests, and Virtual Communities for Writers

Check out These Resources!

Studio writers and their parents often ask me about publication opportunities. Many Studio writers self-publish their works. They blog and use a variety of apps to create content that others access readily. Some love submitting their work to a number of markets and participating in virtual communities as well, though. If this is you, I made this Livebinder for you this month. Take a peek!

A Sweet Invitation

Please Join Us to Celebrate Five Years of Studio!

Studio turns five on April 1st!


All present and former fellows of our program, their families, and their friends are invited to join us to blow out some candles and learn more about a very BIG and very SWEET surprise that will make the next five years even better. This event is also open to anyone else who might want to join us.


Please take a peek at the invitation below and let me know if you are able to come as soon as you can. We have so much to celebrate!