When I was in High School the internet was a distant concept. I'd heard of it, but I had no idea what practical uses it might have and it certainly had zero affect on my life. I wanted to be a writer. That meant someday I wanted to be published in a newsletter, or a newspaper, maybe if I was really lucky in a book.
The whole wide world is different today. Teen Ink is a great example of the resources that are available to hone your craft. This online literary magazine is for teens, by teens. And, the best part is it's totally democratic so you can participate and read awesome stories. Plus, If you love to write, it provides a great opportunity to show the world what you've got. Check out Teen Ink now!