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Write with Women & Gender-expansive Authors & Creatives
Become an Expert in the Art of Interviewing with Abby West and Rebecca Carroll
Learn how to break down simple conversations into dazzling narrative stories with Amistad’s Abby West and Podcast Host Rebecca Carroll.
Build a Powerful Podcast with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
Dive into podcasting with the renowned therapist behind Therapy For Black Girls.
Craft A Poetry Collection with Jasmine Mans
Freewrite to uncover a thematic thread for your collection with inspiration from Jasmine’s experience growing up in Newark, NJ.
Create a Graphic Novel with Kate Gavino
Learn from graphic novelist Kate Gavino how to build on your own passions and experiences to create a graphic novel…
Deep Dive Into Character Study with Megan Giddings
Experiment with voice and character dimension with the author of Lakewood.
Develop Your Fictional Identity with Brit Bennett
Indulge your fictional half with the New York Times bestselling author Brit Bennett.
Dive Into Historical Fiction with Emily Neuberger
Use your memories to write Historical Fiction with Emily Neuberger, mentor and author of new novel A Tender Thing.
Enter the World of YA Fiction with Amy Zhang
Write young adult fiction with author Amy Zhang, who published her first novel at age 18.
Explore What Home Means to You with Sepideh Moafi
Discover what home and belonging mean to you with actor, singer, writer, and producer Sepideh Moafi.
Find Your Narratorial Voice with Olivia Abtahi
Learn how to make your writing sound as authentic as possible!
Get Super Personal to Write Comedy with Nikki Palumbo
Learn to turn your most embarrassing experiences into comedy gold.
Go All In in Memoir with Maria Konnikova
Learn to write high-stakes memoir scenes with Maria Konnikova, New York Times bestselling author, journalist, and professional poker player.
Learn to Write Micro Narratives with Darien Hsu Gee
Find a new way into your story in this micro narrative writing workshop with Darien Hsu Gee.
Love [Poetry] Galore: Write Hip-Hop–Inspired Love Poems with Sam Arriozola
Learn about the history of Hip-Hop and write love poems with writer, poet, and youth worker Sam Arriozola.
Memorialize the Important People in Your Life in Writing with Gigi Coleman
Learn how to honor and celebrate the important figures in your own life with Gigi Coleman.
Pen Lyrics for Lonely Hearts with Anna J Witiuk
You don’t need to be a musician to write great lyrics. Turn heartbreak into art in this songwriting Salon.
Pen Personal Narratives with Qian Julie Wang
Join Qian Julie Wang, the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Country, as she leads us through the process…
Practice Writing Conflict & Tension with Natalie Baszile
Learn how to find and accentuate conflict and tension with Natalie Baszile, author of Queen Sugar.
Rewrite Your Past into Poetry with Christina Olivares
Make new meaning from what matters most to you with writing prompts designed to dig up the details.
Start a Novel with Keisha Bush
Learn how to start small to write a novel with Keisha Bush, author of No Heaven for Good Boys.
Write as a Form of Resistance with Dominique Morisseau
Learn how to use art as protest with TONY nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau.
Write Magical Realism with Alexandra Méndez
Explore belonging through magical realism with Alexandra Méndez, author of What The Jaguar Told Her.
Write Nonfiction with Michelle Duster
Uncover history through the tales of those near and dear to you with Michelle Duster, author of Ida B. the…
Write Poetry that Shatters Expectations with Mahogany L. Browne
Break down the prescriptive norms of being “girl.”
Write the Intimate & the Invented with Daphne Palasi Andreades
Learn how to write fiction using your lived experiences with Daphne Palasi Andreades.
Writing Prompts & Inspiration
Erasure Poetry: The U.S. Constitution
Using an excerpt of text from the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, skim through and select words that stand out to you to uncover new meaning within the… Let’s Go!
Women’s History Month Writing Prompts
Unlock your creative power and explore your gender identity with 5 prompts in honor of Women’s History Month! Let’s Go!
Gratitude Writing Prompts
Reconnect with others and yourself with five writing prompts our staff love! Let’s Go!
Make Your Own Multimedia Story
Did you know there is a day that celebrates your love of writing? Yup! November 15 is I Love to Write Day. Expand your writing skills with some of our… Let’s Go!
Writing Tips & Guides from Our Community
How to Submit to Literary Journals
Publishing your creative writing is an exciting opportunity to share your work with the world for others to enjoy. If you haven’t sent your work to a journal or magazine… Let’s Go!
10 (Not So Obvious) Publications You Should Pitch To
Check out these 10 places that Mentee Alum Romaissaa Benzizoune recommends for pitching op-eds and make your voice heard! Let’s Go!
Write an Artist Statement that Expresses All You Are with djassi daCosta johnson
Get inspired to “choreograph” your own artistic path and put it into words. Let’s Go!
Personal Essay Writing Tips & Prompts to Get You Started
Almost every personal essay, whether it’s 300 or 3,000 words, tells a story of change: a change in your attitude or the way you move through the world, a change in your relationship, a change in your core beliefs or habits. Let’s Go!
College & Career Resources
Networking Tips and Tricks To Land Your Dream Job
At our Writing Works workshop, The Joy of Networking with Macmillan, Girls Write Now mentees had the opportunity to flex their networking muscles as they learned how to make authentic, impactful and fun connections in a professional setting from Macmillan “Mentors for the Day.” Use these tips and tricks from Macmillan employees to help you form the relationships that could land you your dream job! Let’s Go!
From Application to Admissions: Tips for Writing a Winning Scholarship Essay
Courtesy of Tom Rabbit, Girls Write Now College Guide 1. Grab the Reader Never underestimate the power of a strong introduction. Look at these two examples of introductory lines. Can… Let’s Go!
How to Write a Scholarship Essay
Scholarship essays vary dramatically in subject. However, most of them require a recounting of personal experience. These tips will be more helpful for writing personal essays, like for the National… Let’s Go!
Get to Know Our Writing & Mentoring Programs
All Girls Write Now yearlong programs foster holistic one-to-one writing relationships between mentors (age 25+) and mentees (14-24) who are woman-identifying, trans* and gender-expansive—and from around the nation.
Writing 360 is is designed to grow multi-genre, multimedia writing skills and communication prowess, while mentors and mentees exercise their authentic voices and share their stories with the world.
Writing Works is our college and career readiness program geared to equip young adults and early-career professionals with the skills to succeed while fostering professional and personal connections.
Publishing 360 invites community members who have completed at least one year of a Girls Write Now program to work on an editorial team and level up their digital production skills with expert support.