About TWS

We’re all storytellers here.

Writing is hard. We know. We’re doing it too. And we’re here to support each other.

TWS is exclusive to middle-grade and young adult storytellers. We offer a communal space to discuss the craft of writing as well as a space to commiserate when querying and drafting those cruel books that refuse to write themselves.

PerkFree MemberPaid Member ($5 a month)
Discord Access✔️✔️
Workshop AccessVerified OnlyVerified Only
Search for Critique PartnersVerified OnlyVerified Only
Access to the Idea Bounce EventsVerified OnlyVerified Only
Access to Write Here; Write Now✔️✔️
Search for Beta Readers/CPs✔️
Start Your Own Events✔️
Chapter Chat (craft discussions)✔️
Verified Members have filled out the required NDA. Workshops may not be accessed without filing the NDA. Paid membership is currently through JMTuckerman’s Buy Me a Coffee page.

We talk and critique entirely online.

We have a private Discord server that lets us talk and share our writing. Discord allows us to create channels so that we can separate ourselves into groups to focus on the skills associated with writing for each age group, as well as organizing sprints and write-ins, and other events. All of our events take place on the Discord server so there’s no changing Zoom or Google Meet link.

We share an organized Google Drive for feedback.

Whether your work is done, barely halfway through, or only one scene long, there’s a folder for that. Different lengths need different eyes. No one gets access to the Google Drive without signing our non-disclosure agreement.

The NDA is to protect writers and their work. You retain all rights to your work and ideas.

Our projects are important. That’s why we protect them with an NDA at sign-up.

Your work is important. The NDA is kept on file to protect authors and their work. You may join TWS without it, but you will not be allowed on channels where ideas are discussed or in workshops.

This NDA is meant to help writers feel comfortable sharing their ideas and words without fear that they will be taken.

We host monthly events and workshops

Workshops start on the first Saturday of the month and end on the last Saturday of the Month. Every second Saturday at 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 6pm MT / 5pm PT we have an Idea Bounce/Write-In where we pitch new ideas or talk about where we are stuck in our own work to get feedback from the group. The last Friday of the month is Write Here; Write Now, where we all get online, have a chat, do some writing, and talk each other up.

You’re welcome to scout for a critique partner within the group

Our workshops are limited to 15-page submissions, but some writers need help on the whole book and not just a scene. As a community of writers, we help each other at every stage.

Illustrators are more than welcome!

We’re a community of people that create for children. We should be networking with each other regardless of whether we are pursuing a traditional or indie path.