Coming of Age Through a Century
The next book in the 100 Years in the Life series is about life as a teenage girl. Teenage life is the time when we cross that bridge between being a child and being an adult, when we “come of age,” or become more independent, understanding better who we really are and stepping into our own shoes.
What is one of your coming of age experiences? Maybe it was a great adventure you had, a daring or risky experience that changed you. Maybe it was learning to drive a car or going on a first date, traveling alone in another country or participating in a protest march. If you were a teenager in the 1940s, your first date or prom night was no doubt very different from a teenager’s first date or prom night in the 1990s or 2000s. There’s so much to learn from each other through the progression of time.
This book will be a tour through the decades of the twentieth century and into the new millennium, showcasing teenage life throughout a century of remarkable change.
How to Pitch Your Story
In 200 words or less, tell me about a story you would like to write about a coming of age experience between the time you were 13 and 20 years old. If your story idea is selected, you’ll be invited to submit a piece of up to 2,000 words. If you prefer to have your story written for you (with your review and approval before publication), I’ll record and write your story. Story contributors will receive a byline and two copies of the published book.
Read the first book in the series, Girlhood in America: Personal Stories 1910 – 2010, on Amazon, Kindle, and on the website, and get a sense of the style.
The deadline for submissions is October 30, 2018. Be sure to submit yours in time, and help make history!
An interview by phone can become your great story.
Experienced writers, write your own.