Greetings, writers! As of last night at midnight PST, the time to submit your story for contest workshopping ended. Now it’s time to critique! Make sure you head into the Spring Contest workshop and look for stories that haven’t yet gotten a response.
(P. S. Don’t post your contest submission in the regular Writing workshop. I’m afraid if you do, we’ll have to delete it!)

5 Tips to Trap Your Characters

Have you ever been trapped?

Not just physically, like in a prison cell, but also emotionally or metally, where someone, or something, imposed control over you. You wanted to get out, but those handcuffs were too tight, that chain too short.

Being trapped is among the recurring themes in Young Adult literature. While it pops up often in general fiction, the theme hits hard and low in teenage fiction, probably because the teenage are often so full of this feeling of being trapped.