Write, Right? is a website dedicated to inspiring and instructing students on the basics of writing. Created by two eighth graders who are passionate about writing, its goal is to provide resources for those who might be contemplating their first story or those who are already accomplished storytellers. Writing is a form of self-expression that can be personal and private, or shared with an audience.
Our purpose in creating this website is to share our knowledge of writing with other students who love to write, but may not have the tools to begin writing. We hope that with informative tutorial videos, students will develop the skills to start writing their own stories and be able to enjoy the thrill of storytelling as much as we do.
Lucia Rose Dahn
Hi! I'm Lucia, and I have been writing since I was ten years old. I discovered a love of novels after reading the Testing Trilogy in fifth grade, and immediately began writing. I quickly developed a passion for writing and participated in competitions near me, including La Plume and Scholastic. In the last two years, I have written several short stories, most of them science fiction, and have written a novel with Julia, whom I met in seventh grade. I am the author of a novella titled Cause of the Dark, which received a Regional Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in 2019. I also earned three Honorable Mentions through Scholastic over the past two years. In 2017, I received 3rd place in the La Plume Young Writers' Contest, and more recently, my short story, Alone, was the 2018 Grand Prize winner. I used my prize money to purchase the Write, Right? site, logo, and domain, and to cover the costs of running the website for the 2018-2019 school year.
Hey! I'm Julia, and I'm an avid writer. I've been writing since I was eight years old, with the first story I ever wrote being completed over the summer before 3rd grade. I have loved writing ever since, having written a small poetry book in elementary school. I met Lucia at school in 7th grade and we've been inseparable ever since. So far, I've written numerous short stories, and collaborated on a novel with Lucia. I'm currently working on a novel for next year's Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. I've won four Regional Silver Keys, one last year and three this year, and one Regional Gold Key at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for my short story "Phonophobia".
Whether you're watching a movie and wishing you could create a storyline, or have always wanted a novel with your name on it, realizing your passion for writing is the first step.
From there, it's simple. Tell your story, and this can be done in several ways. Maybe you love memoirs and historical non-fiction stories, or maybe you're an avid lover of science fiction and fantasy. Whatever it is, you have to have a desire to tell your story.
The next step, beginning to write. Make the time for this creative outlet, and although it may seem hard at first, the end reward is worth it. Everyone has a different writing style and a goal for their literary work, but in order to accomplish whatever your purpose, you have to make a routine of writing!
The last step is harder than it seems. Editing, revising, and launching. Show the
manuscript to a family member or teacher, or share it with a friend. Maybe you'll choose to post your work online, or head straight to a publisher. Feedback can be hard to hear, but can also bring out the best in you and your work. It's essential to help you grow, as a writer and a person.