Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic

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Additional Resources

Keep reading & writing at home with these fun and engaging worksheets and creative prompts!

More about our authors

Learn more about Ashley, Patrice, and Junauda here:

Writing with Your Senses

In this conversation, our authors talked a lot about writing the young adult experience as a way of processing and returning to it with new eyes. To write from experience, it can help to write from the senses. Try this writing prompt from Ashley Woodfolk: 

Which sense do you use most often in your writing? Have you ever tried writing about only one sense at a time and seeing how your scene changes? 

Read more about writing the senses here: