“I’m a teen writer. How can I become published?”
This is a question I’ve been asked countless times. I, too, was once a teenager who dreamt of publication.
However, I quickly discovered that many adults advise against pursuing publication as a teen.
In some ways, I agree. Publication should not become the sole reason we write, nor should anyone rush to pursue it.
But if I only treated writing as a hobby, then it would’ve never turned into my career. If I hadn’t set high goals, then I wouldn’t have had the determination to push forward.
No, I don’t believe that every teen writer should seek publication. There are several disadvantages of being a teen author.
But if you are a teen who loves to write, then it only makes sense that you would want to see your story in print. Just be careful that you don’t rush the process and neglect to learn the craft.
Before I held my debut novel in my hands, I invested hours into studying the craft, learning the industry, and strengthening my writing.
And now I am passionate about encouraging other teen writers. I want to share with you secrets and tips about the craft; I want to break down the publishing process so it can become achievable.
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So can teen writers become published? Yes. It may require sacrifices, but yes, teens can become published—or at least begin walking in that direction.
That’s what this column is for. I want to guide you, Young Scribe, through the world of writing.
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