I hope this ok to post here. I'm hoping to connect with a few other teen writers (and, ideally, their parents) to form a small critique/study group focusing on creative/fiction writing skills using the writing exercises/prompts from Season 10 of the podcast "Writing Excuses". For those not familiar with this podcast, it's hosted by four published authors: Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Taylor, and Dan Wells. The podcasts themselves are only 15 minutes long, so it's a quick listen. Season 10 was designed as a 52 week "Master Class". Here's a link to their website, which talks about their plan for season 10:
And here's a link to the full season 10 archives, so you can see what the topics and exercises are for all 52 weeks:
What I'm hoping for would be a supportive group of kids to encourage each other to keep going, to support each other in the discipline of daily writing, and, ideally, for a group of parents who could offer constructive feedback to all of the kids. This would be geared toward enthusiastic, self-motivated writers, rather than students who are more reluctant. Ideally group members would be able to commit to the full 52 weeks.
I'd love to hear from anyone interested in this! :-)