Yeah so sadly I can't be on this great forum 24/7 because of school, which is probably the reason for most.Teen writers don't tend to be as active on AW, either because they post sporadically, take breaks, or just wander away (or, in other cases, stop being teens). We usually have a few new ones a month. However, I can't tell you how many are still here. Most of the ones whom I liked as posters or thought were promising as writers haven't been around in forever. Then there are probably some so wise beyond their years I forget that they're still teens.
Yeah so sadly I can't be on this great forum 24/7 because of school, which is probably the reason for most.
But also, knowing teens nowadays, the average attention-span is that of a goldfish xd.
Yep.Activity has many connotations.
I guess it's simply about consistency, regardless of whether that may be once a day or once a week.If somebody posted once or twice per day over a long period of time, that's active. If somebody posts several times a week over the course of months, that's active, too. And while I wouldn't consider a few posts a month to be active, AW is still happy to have those posters -- just as AW is happy to have people who post a lot for a few weeks then take a few months' break. However, I believe people get as much out of a community as they put into it, so it's beneficial for somebody to be a bit more on the active side.
And studying for finals * rolls eyes in pre-university disgust *But even if somebody had all the time in the world, it'd be infeasible for them to post 24/7. After all, what time would that leave for writing?
You guys read? (I'm joking, I'm joking)(Or reading, for that matter.)
At least one of them got a rather nice book deal - with HarperCollins I think. (I know because I beta-read for him and I was SO EXCITED!)We used to have a ton of teens in the YA section. One started a thread “Teens Writing for Teens,” somewhat about writing, somewhat for just socializing. Eventually those teens aged out of the TWFT thread or moved away from AW. (The “Old people writing for Teens” thread is still active, but just barely.). Teens who may be on AW haven’t really spoken out as much as they did in the 00s & 10s.
When the YA section was really hopping in the lates 00s, several teens there were trade published. Some of those books even became moviesAt least one of them got a rather nice book deal - with HarperCollins I think. (I know because I beta-read for him and I was SO EXCITED!)
I do hope he's still writing a lot.
Oh god that would be a dream come true- note; I have in fact actually had dreams of getting pubbed.At least one of them got a rather nice book deal - with HarperCollins I think. (I know because I beta-read for him and I was SO EXCITED!)
That's such a curious thing about writing. A really young, new guy oozing with talent will still have trouble - or outright find it impossible - to match the writing level of a guy with much less talent, but that's been writing for years on end. Doesn't matter how much talent you have or don't have, it just gets better with time.I do hope he's still writing a lot.