Frequency is honored to feature the voices and writing of community members! Our Student Spotlights bring you the words of some of our inspired writers. If you would like to share your own thoughts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I’m not writing, I’m usually laughing. I love watching movies and traveling. I’m grateful to have a career in writing, where I can still be creative. The goal of being able to write professionally has always been my goal ever since I can recall….
…Reading helps me find the right mood I’m trying to achieve in a new story…. I’m typically very focused and sometimes (if I’m lucky enough) I’ll get in a trance-like state where the piece writes itself. Experiencing that is one of the many reasons I have always loved writing.
The Writing Community
How has Frequency inspired your writings?
I was part of Kristen Capaldi’s Flash Fiction course. The reason I joined was because I hadn’t written anything new in over a year….Kristen’s prompts helped unlock my creative juices and I managed to finish three complete storiesaround 500 words each, which I am grateful for.
How has being part of a writing community impacted your writing practice and life beyond the page?
Typically, I love solitude…but I challenged myself to participate andreally listento other writers. Members of my writing group helped me solve problems I was grappling with, they motivated me to keep going… Their insights were invaluable.
Because of this class, I became motivated to submit to journals….[T]he act of submitting a piece of fiction was an achievement for me…. [W]e still meet bi-weekly to talk writing and workshop our pieces.
Who would you invite to Frequency writers?
I would encourage people who are nervous about getting out of their comfort zones to take a class, with classmates from all different backgrounds… [some] had never written a piece of fiction in their life. Like most people, we were busy, tired from working ten hours at work, and driving in bad traffic, but we all showed up. We showed up just so we could engage in something wonderfully creative….
Read the full spotlight + flash fiction story by Veronica at frequencywriters.org.