Poetry Corner – A Family Divide

Hey guys, It’s Katherine. This is my other published poem mentioned in My experience with Young Writers, that I am very excited to share with you. I entered a young writers competition with the help of my school at the age of 13 and was successful in getting published in the ‘War of Words’ anthology. It is about my parents getting divorced and I was just doing angry and didn’t really understand my own feelings. I really find writing helps clear my mind. If you want to enter a young writers competition then check out their website for the latest news https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/. On to the poetry!

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Poetry Corner – What do words mean?

Hey guys, it’s Katherine. This is one of the poems I talked about in my previous post My experience with Young Writers. This is the more recently written of the two and covers an important message I feel should be shared. I was so incredibly thrilled when the letter came saying I had been published in the ‘teenage voices’ anthology. Be sure to check them out https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/. I am going to start regularly posting my own poetry as encouragement to myself to improve my craft. For the first couple of posts, it will be work that I have already written and want to share. If there are any topics you would like me to write about send me a message, whether it be any tips and tricks or themes for poems you want me to write. Anyway… on to the poetry!

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My experience with Young Writers

Hey guys, it’s Katherine. Some of you might be aware of a website called https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/. This site hosts creative writing competitions for young people from the ages of 4-18. I have been published twice through their poetry competitions: first in ‘War of Words’ anthology with my poem ‘A family divide’, the second time in ‘Inner Voices’ with ‘What do words mean’. I entered the first competition as part of my school so there was an internal competition that I won. With ‘What do words mean’ I entered by myself which I felt gave me more freedom as my school imposed additional rules as well.

I think that Young Writers has amazing poetry competitions but is lacking in their creative writing because of their word limits. Stories generally have to be less than 300 words which I find is too limiting for my own style of writing. Young Writers adds new competitions every few weeks so for anyone with aspiring children, cousins, yourselves if you are still in secondary school please enter some of them and have your work published before you are out of your teens.

Get Writing!