BHS- Where you want to go, if you love to write!
Writer’s Room was a great opportunity for me to push my creative boundaries. I got to explore my ideas through many different compositions, such as blogs and a novella. In the process of writing my novella, I experienced some challenging and rewarding moments. Formulating ideas for characters and developing their personalities throughout the story was something that I quite enjoyed. I felt immersed in their world and the problems they faced. I tried to create characters that the audience would easily be able to identify and sympathize with. What type of backstory would cause a character to behave a specific way or act a specific way? I pondered this question frequently while composing my novella. I also learned about the hardships of writing and, as most writers, experienced writer’s block. For example, even though I knew what type of scenario I wanted to incorporate, it was sometimes difficult to put into words. Other times, I was dissatisfied with the direction in which the story was heading, and often reworked paragraphs or even entire chapters. At the time, it was quite frustrating, but well worth it, as the end product was really something I could be proud of. Writer’s Room allowed me to tell a story and to receive a hard copy of my work. I will forever treasure this class and the writing skills it has taught me. Many thanks to a great teacher and mentor, Ms. Cochrane, for allowing me to test the waters of the literary world, and what a truly fantastic world it is.