Learn More and Register: Craft a Winning Story or Poem

Learn More and Register: Craft a Winning Story or Poem

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In this FREE course from Society of Young Inklings, our founder, Naomi Kinsman, walks educators and their students through everything they need to know to prepare a short story or poem to submit to the Inklings Book Contest. We walk through everything from choosing the right idea, developing characters, building a story-world, and revising for submission. NEED TO KNOW DATES: ⇢ Early January: The contest opens for submissions! 🎉 ⇢ March 15: Last day to submit to the Inklings Book Contest. What is Society of Young Inklings? Society of Young Inklings is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth writers, ages 8-18. Young Inklings have stories to tell. They might have stories pouring out of them so fast that they don’t know what to do with them all. Or perhaps they're just starting out on their writing journey. Either way, the big ideas in their hearts and heads matter. Our community of creators provides writer-to-writer connections and support to help youth writers develop their craft. We provide a range of resources for educators, too. You’re pouring your passion and energy into your students, wanting the very best for them. We’re here to partner with you in that incredibly important mission.

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TO BEGIN: CHOOSE YOUR IDEA ⇛ How to Choose an Idea

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DRAFT YOUR STORY ⇛ How to Start a Story ⇛ How to Create a Character ⇛ How to Create a Fictional World ⇛ How to Create a Cast ⇛ How to Create a Plot

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DRAFT YOUR POEM ⇛ How to Start a Poem

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REVISE YOUR STORY ⇛ Show, Don't Tell ⇛ How to Revise a Story

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REVISE YOUR POEM ⇛ Show, Don't Tell ⇛ How to Revise a Poem

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FINALIZE YOUR SUBMISSION ⇛ How to Finish a Story or Poem

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I N K L I N GS B O O K C O N T E S T ⇢ For writers in grades 3 - 9 ⇢ Winners are published in the Inklings Book ⇢ Finalists are published on the Young Inklings website ⇢ Every applicant receives personalized feedback

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