These are writings that either have been published or otherwise were prepared for publication and/or contest submission.
An strong reader from a young age, I was soon enchanted by writing as I realized that I too can make words sound like the way they do in the books I read. Once I switched to a keyboard (I never really liked the physical act of writing much among other things), my interest in writing deepened, for now it was even easier to get words on pages.
I have an English major (and a history minor) at Simon Fraser University (2013) with a background in English-language literature (mostly Canadian and British lit) and some rhetoric (not really classic rhetoric though). In high school, I also enjoyed creative writing and I hope to get back to that as well.
I love the rhythm and eloquence of words.
In particular, I focus on poetry and creative non-fiction. I also occasionally dabble in (prose) fiction.
You can also find some creative non-fiction and poetry throughout my blog posts (when I write them, that is).
I don’t know if I will write professionally (probably in copywriting or technical writing), but I do intend to write (and hopefully publish) creative non-fiction and poetry as a hobby or side job.
Elementary Students Help Tupper [Secondary] Students Find Their Inner Child
Written in grade 11. Originally Published in Youthink Magazine June 2006 “Summer Issue”, p6.
The Peak is the student newspaper of Simon Fraser University.
- September 17, 2012 – Captive Killers: the truth about killer whales in captivity (feature)
- January 20, 2013 – Loner Wolf (Last Word, personal piece)
This was published in Youthink Magazine, September 2006 , p16.
Free verse. Written 2008. Received Honorary Mention, 16-18 divison, Pacific and Prairie Horse-of-My-Heart Poetry Contest 2008. (Was published online briefly)
More writing hopefully coming soon!