“After the project… I realized writing creatively was a soothing process for me.”
Participating in the project boosted my confidence in my writing ability. In the project, I set out to write a humorous story about fairy-tale princesses. When my classmates read my work and found it humorous, I knew I had done what I set out to do. And that knowledge gives me great confidence.
My attitude towards creative writing was also reshaped by the project. I’m very busy with school work, and I had never considered creative writing as something I can dedicate a lot of time to. After the project though, I realized writing creatively was a soothing process for me. So I spend more time doing it nowadays; it feels good.
Learning to write creatively also gave me the opportunity to develop my communication skills. From brainstorming story ideas with others, to actually telling the story itself in written form. I think it’s great practice.
Eunice Mak – student participant in Fostering Future Authors