When you’ve written something that is finished you have two choices:
- Share your work with family or friends or put it out in the world.
- Put it away and delight in the pride of having completed a piece of writing.
The choice is yours!
The important thing is that you’ve written something for yourself.
Share your experience of writing with family or friends:
- What does writing feel like?
- What ideas are you exploring?
- What genres do you like to read or write?
Sharing your practice is one way of sharing your writing journey.
Have a look on the Dare to Write? Map pages, ask at school or check with your local library to see if there is a writing group or event near you.
Some ideas for sharing and shaping your work with others:
- Get your school to start a writing group. Speak to your teacher or Head of English.
- See if your local bookshop or library would be interested in helping you run a new group.
- Join a reading group or a group relating to a hobby that you want to write about.
- Start a blog and post poems or short stories.
- Enter one of the many reputable writing competitions.
- Find a writing buddy with whom to trade writing and provide each other with feedback.
- Have a go at re-writing your piece in another genre or medium: turn a story into a poem or comic book into a film script.