Monthly Archives: October 2014

WAY Words and Youth Conference A Success

Filmstrip bannerFew and mighty. The first WAY conference has fanned a flame of writers. That’s the hope anyway. From learning characterization, villainization and a few giggles over silly analogies, Saturday’s first Way conference was a success.
The staff, faculty and guest panel are here for the teens to continue the progress. Please use the blog and the Facebook page to post your newest and renewed works. Posts will be anonymous.
Need new a resource? Love to read? Need a break from your manuscript? On Tuesdays, check out new interviews with YA authors and win books at Teens of Today on Patti’s Writing for All Ages.

And now we have a challenge!

National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals.
Are you serious? Then join some of the faculty in NaNoWriMo. Check it out here.

Ready to Go

Ready to Work

Ready to Work

Tomorrow is the WAY Conference. The instructors are excited to see what all the young writers are working on. Walk-ins are welcome. All attendees are encouraged to bring laptops to work on editing their Works In Progress and to learn about formatting their work for submission.

Two More Days

Two More Days

Two More Days

The first WAY – Words And Youth Writers Conference is almost here. Only two days before we get together for a time of teaching and sharing our writing.

We still have SCHOLARSHIPS for those who want to come at the last minute and we welcome walk-ins. Registration starts Saturday at 8:00 at Grace Chapel Castle Rock, 935 Evalena Road.

Questions and registrations can be emailed to:

Good News

A Great Gift

The first WAY Writers Conference is less than a week away and we are getting very excited. This past Saturday at the Castle Rock Writers Conference we got even more excited.

We were given 10, yes I said 10, scholarships by an anonymous donor for the WAY Writers Conference next Saturday, Oct. 11.

The first ten youth to post on the Words And Youth FB page or send an email to will receive these scholarships.