October 18, 2019

Halloween is just a few weeks away, and the weather is finally cooling down. October has been filled with writing opportunities on topics ranging from fall to Halloween to the upcoming holidays. While I don't have time to enter every single one, I did enter the KitLit...

October 4, 2019

In high school, I thought history was nothing but a list of unending dates and events. Bor-ring! I was wrong. History is full of real people, just like you and me, who foul up, make mistakes, and laugh like crazy. These are not just the people who are IN history. They...

Polyphony Lit is a national literary magazine specifically for high school students that is run by high school students and published on an annual basis. 

Teen writers who are 13-18 years old may submit short fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry for their 2019...

"I was up this morning, early, working on a story;

and it is a mess.


I don’t know what’s going to happen.
I don’t know how it’s going to happen.
But yet, I keep showing up each morning.


I’ve been writing for 24 years now and I’ve learned a few things:

1. Nothing happens...

I almost did not become a writer. Almost. Why? Someone didn't believe I could.

When I was in high school, an English teacher told me, "You have no business being a writer." I knew I had a lot to learn about writing, but I was crushed. In a single moment, my dreams went...

"I was up this morning, early, working on a story;

and it is a mess.


I don’t know what’s going to happen.
I don’t know how it’s going to happen.
But yet, I keep showing up each morning.


I’ve been writing for 24 years now and I’ve learned a few things:

1. Nothing happens...

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”

- Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

I don't know about you, but I LOVE Jane Austen. My first encounter with Jane's writing was in high school, long before movies of her books became popular. If you love Jane Austen...

You look like a writer. You carry a notebook with you wherever you go. You jot down ideas and scribble sketches. You read books on writing, spend hours in the library doing "research," and attend as many conferences as you can afford. Yes, you LOOK like a writer, but A...

February 15, 2019

The Ann Arbor District Library is hosting their annual “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest. Young Adult authors take part as judges each year, who then read and select the winning stories.

Stories are judged in three different categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9 &...

February 1, 2019

Are you ready to play? I'm not talking about smacking someone on the head with a pillow. Or beating someone at a video game. I'm talking about writing. 

Writing is all about playing -- playing with words. Sometimes the greatest fun writers have is not seeing their words...

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CAROLYN BENNET FRAISER is a published writer and creative writing instructor in Brevard, North Carolina, where she enjoys helping youth find their passion for writing. 

Carolyn is available to speak to children and youth about creative writing at your school or special event. 

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