Write the World

A Global Community of Young Writers

Founded in 2012 by David Weinstein, former Chief of Administration at Fidelity and Senior Fellow at the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University, Write the World is a team of writers, educators, and entrepreneurs on a mission to improve the writing of high school students. Firefield is proud to be the technical partner to this great endeavor.

Write the World operates a flourishing global community of young writers and educators that offers a guided interactive process for writing. Young writers are empowered to develop their voices, refine their editing skills, and publish their work. Write the World helps students develop the writing strategies and communication tools essential for success in school, career, and life.

We’ve been Write the World’s technical partner since the inception of the project and continue to work with them to expand their product and audience. We began our work by building an MVP that allowed us to run a number of pilot writing competitions. From these competitions, we learned about the needs of students and educators, and moved on to build a stylish and sophisticated web application where student want to write and share their work.

In addition to a community, the site offers robust tools like version control, annotation, group management, online publishing, user rewards, and flexible writing assignments. Write the World brings the written word into the digital age.