Look everyone! Here are some quotes from me, and here is the writer’s studio I take part in!
Located in Kenmore, New York, the WNY Young Writer’s Studio is an organization we much admire. They offer year-long fellowships to young writers, and provide writing workshops and day camps. In their own words, “We learn how to honor and support the writer in everyone, because writers make the world a better place.” Their fellows wrote an amazing post about how they’re learning to use their writing to improve worlds, both the one we live in, and the ones they create:
The WNY Young Writer’s Studio is a writing community in Kenmore, New York. Here, writers of all ages and their teachers explore what great writing is, how to produce it, and how to inspire others to do the same. Writers at the Studio work hard to create a space where people feel safe sharing their ideas, their works in progress, the things they are good at, and the things they struggle with, too.
At Studio, the focus isn’t on craft alone. Writers learn a lot about the values, beliefs, attitudes, and practices that help people become writers. Jumping into a piece and focusing our energies on perseverance rather than perfection is incredibly motivating, and it’s what first drew us to National Novel Writing Month!
Someday, I will be here <3
“I’m in love with you,” he said quietly.
"Augustus," I said.
"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”