• Alexa Lee

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Alexa's Bio:
    I was born and raised in the Twin Ports area and am the youngest of five kids. I always wait until the last minute to do really important things (bad habit). In my spare time I love to dance and was on the Dance Team here at CSS.

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

Creative Writing

I am currently taking a course that is called Creative Writing. We have been reading fiction, writing fiction, and reading about writing fiction. Every Tuesday we have what is called a “Workshop” day. On those days, everyone has to write a scene, but about three students have their scene read out loud, and the class gives them constructive criticism. We also use Tuesdays to spend talking about authors who try to explain the art of writing, while still making it known that there is no formula to good fiction. Then, on Thursdays we usually read a few short stories and spend time analyzing and discussing them. Having to write a new scene each week has been both exhausting and helpful at the same time. It forces you to keep a schedule, keep writing, and keep trying to improve, but it also is very stressful and antagonizing to try to write an interesting scene each week. We also are supposed to write images and attend one poetry reading. So far, it has been a really interesting class, and we are going to be starting our final short story soon. I just finished the final touches on my scene a couple of hours ago, and tomorrow I will hand it to another editor that is not workshopping either, and we will go from there. That is how the entire semester has been going, and a lot of my classes have hit their groove. It’s crazy to think that this semester is over halfway done, but we can’t get lazy now!

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