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Literary Spotlight

what to do when the trauma piles up
by AtlasWut in Poetry » General


The Eraser
by Haraya in Poetry » Humor


stuck in the hanger
by queenshadowgem in Poetry » Health


Summer portrait
by Buranko in Poetry » Realistic


traffic
by AtlasWut in Poetry » Romantic


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  • Poetry » Dramatic, General
    Scars

    This is a poem I made in less than 10 minutes, but I think it’s pretty good. I hope you do too!

    LizzyTyler
    LizzyTyler - 9 minutes ago
    12+ Violence

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Into the Saeverse [OOC]

    OOoh nice first post!! Ma character description should be incoming relatively soon...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 21 minutes ago

  • Poetry » General, General
    Passover

    I have an exam tomorrow on one of my toughest classes. It seems writing is my coping mechanism, so here's a poem on the calm before the storm.

    Haraya
    Haraya - 1 hour ago
    E - Everyone

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Atlas + Mage's Unnamed Duo [OOC]

    I tracked down the old roleplay! I didn't write a formal description of Poseidon there, but I did write one of Icarus. Icarus's was a little lacking, so here's an ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, Dramatic
    what to do when the trauma piles up

    o h w o w . I want to leave a review, even if I don't have any critiques or even words for the way this poem makes me feel. ...

    waywardxwallflower
    waywardxwallflower - 1 hour ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    The Quest for Fire - Into the Mists - Chapter 6

    Just then, he caught movement out the corner of his eye. He jerked around to see a shadow flit across the cave opening.

    felistia
    felistia - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Realistic, General
    King of the Court [Chapter 6]

    Hey there! Plume back again, with another review! Ooh! This chapter was full of a lot of high points of action, and it DEFINITELY held my interest. I think there ...

    Plume
    Plume - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Script » Dramatic, Realistic
    An Utterly Stupid, Nonsensical, and Ultimately Fruitless Exercise to Practice my Suspenseful Writing

    Ohhh I can see the conflict coming This was AWESOME The tension was great, I have no idea what the writing exercise was, but this was just wonderful. I really ...

    stygianmoon17
    stygianmoon17 - 2 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Descent Discussion Topic

    Rodger Dodger

    BlueGlow
    BlueGlow - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Romantic, Dramatic
    i am the ghost, you're the haunted house

    Hiya! This was a neat read, and the themes feel Romantic with a capital 'R'. Not only is the voice intense, the language also seems to describe the sort of ...

    Liminality
    Liminality - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Beach [DT]

    Welp..this got forgotten...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Becoming the Costume: Redux [OOC]

    I posted as well! Rew is officially a disaster. c:

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Ringing of the Bells [OOC]

    That's great! I can't wait to roleplay with you more. c: And I definitely feel you on the inactive roleplays—I'm planning on making a whole slew of them to replace ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Hey-Day Capriccio [OOC]

    It's okay! Harry just noticed that the boy's eyes looked normal once he slipped on his glasses. >> Also, I posted! I think the lamp I mentioned in my post ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Beginnings and Endings OOC

    My knowledge of the castle's layout is really, really vague, but I wonder if it would be possible for Envy to somehow meet Nosa and skekRa before getting to the ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Supernatural, Dramatic
    The Reverends son

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm here to leave a quick review!! First Impression : Well...this was quite a terrifying story to end ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 4 hours ago


I lingered round them, under that benign sky: watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells, listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass, and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth.
— Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights