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Literary Spotlight

The Literary Spotlight displays the five most popular new works over the past day as judged by the number of 'Likes' each has received in the past 24 hours.

Review Day (from the point of view of a YWS Novelist)
by DrFeelGood in Poetry » Realistic


Trying to explain my depression to my dad
by KnightTeen in Poetry » Realistic


For sale, one lifetime, poor condition.
by Authorian in Short Story » Science Fiction


In Protest for an Easier English
by Odd in Article / Essay » Realistic


My Willow Tree
by JoytheBrave in Poetry » General



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  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Narrative
    Broken Smiles

    Hey there :) This poem is quite sad, but at the same time I feel that you've managed to tap into an emotion everyone can relate to in a way ...

    BooksAndDaisyChains
    BooksAndDaisyChains - 13 minutes ago

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    Could You Be The Last Man Standing?

    Oh my, you have been doing this for a year!?

    AndrewRayne
    AndrewRayne - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Romantic, General
    Estrangement from desires

    Now this, is more like it. A fine number if I do say so myself. Let us begin. The beginning was a perfect way to set the scene of modern ...

    AndrewRayne
    AndrewRayne - 2 hours ago

  • Poetry » Realistic, Narrative
    Broken Smiles

    This feeling... this is how I've been feeling lately. Fake smiles everyday, sadness inside my own heart..

    Kanome
    Kanome - 2 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Poetry » Romantic, General
    Estrangement from desires

    When someone gives you pain.. they receive twice the same. this poem is curved from personal experience...

    RituparnaBhowmik
    RituparnaBhowmik - 2 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Reviews » Script » General, General
    Nevermore

    Hey, it is really an interesting work here. it kept me reading throughout. It does have potential and i can see really good concepts and ideas here. As people have ...

    Abhilash007
    Abhilash007 - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Specific Storybook Discussion
    The Academy of YWS

    All none Story post and all questions go here.

    AdventurerDaniel
    AdventurerDaniel - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Storybooks
    The Academy of YWS

    The Story What if everyone here on YWS lived under the same roof and attended classes together. That's what I want to create, imagine Hoqwarts meets Camp Halfblood meets Professor ...

    AdventurerDaniel
    AdventurerDaniel - 3 hours ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    Things You Want More From Fantasy

    I think the real question here is what do you , Zyox, want to see more of in the fantasy genre? If you write what you want to see more ...

    Kyllorac
    Kyllorac - 3 hours ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    TMIS

    Take notes. Take lots and lots of notes. Keep all these notes in one convenient place. This way, you can focus on whatever it is you're working on, or even ...

    Kyllorac
    Kyllorac - 3 hours ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    Creation of a Plot

    If you don't know it, make it up. That freedom and flexibility one of the best things about writing fantasy, sci-fi, and science-fantasy (which is what it sounds like you ...

    Kyllorac
    Kyllorac - 3 hours ago

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    how to illustrate the setting of a story well

    Hey how are you guys doing ! as a write my problem is I always want to describe the setting of a story in detail but I always feel like ...

    eusouJT
    eusouJT - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, General
    Review Day (from the point of view of a YWS Novelist)

    For a work about reviewing to not have any reviews at all shocks and appalls me, especially considering that this is a topic most (if not all) fellow novelists can ...

    Kyllorac
    Kyllorac - 4 hours ago

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    Report a good member!

    I'm tattling on @PickledChrissy @Nica. You two are awesome =).

    FireBird99
    FireBird99 - 4 hours ago

  • Forums » Ask an Expert
    story about shapeshifting help!

    Hi. So im trying to write a story about shapeshifters. My characters are all teens/-young adults. They have a genetic illness that has psychological/physical symtoms. My characters live in a ...

    queenofscience
    queenofscience - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Romantic, Realistic
    Life (Positive)

    Hi, there! I noticed this already has a on of reviews on it, but I'm one review away from my third star (gasp) and this seemed interesting. :D So here ...

    EternalRain
    EternalRain - 5 hours ago