This is the first chapter of a coming-of-age novel that I am currently writing.
Chapter One: A National Novel Writing Month Collection
November is National Novel Writing Month. For thirty days, writers worldwide commit to writing a 50,000-word novel. This month's collection features the first chapter of longer works written by Girls Write Now authors. We hope you find inspiration in these tales of budding teen romance, magical journeys to distant worlds, spooky encounters with the unknown, and perseverance in the face of tragedy.
This is an excerpt from a novel I’ve been working on called To The Grave. It follows Isolde, a woman haunted by the ghost of the boy she killed, and Helena, the silent observer.
This novel sprouted on a summer night; my fingers soon grew tired from typing furiously on the keyboard. Charlotte’s story is rooted in friendship—the friendship she shares with Raia—and this excerpt showcases their first meeting.
This short story is inspired by Mohsin Hamid’s novel Exit West. For Lana, the protagonist, taking her place in history means being the person who studies and gives a voice to the stories of those silenced.
This is the first chapter of a novel I’ve been developing for about six months. It is set in a future where humanity is divided by pollution, class, and race and the world order is on the brink of total upheaval by two very spunky girls and a suction tube.
Katerina was alone, but it hadn’t always been like this.
Excuse me?” She looks up from her phone, a deer in headlights. “I think you dropped this…”