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Stone Soup contributor and 20-21 intern Anya Geist, 14, talks to Liam Hancock, 12, about inspiration, persevering after rejection, and the Writing Workshop.

0:19 - How were you introduced to Stone Soup?

0:32 - What is your favorite thing about writing?

1:00 - How did you decide to submit to Stone Soup?

1:21 - How did it feel to have your story accepted?

1:46 - Was the accepted story, "Slaying Monsters," one of the first stories you'd written?

2:14 - How did it feel when you were rejected the first time?

2:42 - Have you submitted anything else after your first acceptance?

3:00 - What was it like to write a book two years in a row?

3:39 - Do you feel like you grew as a writer between submissions?

2:54 - What inspired you to write "Slaying Monsters"?

4:35 - What is your favorite part about the Writing Workshop?

4:56 - Do you find that the writing you do for fun is different from the writing you do for school?

5:56 - Is there anything else you want to talk about?

6:10 - Do you have any writing advice for your peers?

6:47 - If you could tell somebody about Stone Soup, what would you say?

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