When writing, I always think back to the first time I was published.
It was all about opportunity. An opportunity that led to me being able to play with words for a living.
When I first landed at Wilfrid Laurier University studying English literature, all I wanted to do was to write. To tell stories. To have someone read something I wrote was simply intoxicating. A couple years in to my degree, I was then offered a role as literary editor with the school magazine, Blueprint. I then started working as a weekly contributor for the school’s award-winning newspaper, The Cord Weekly.
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” —Hemingway
I was hooked.
I had a platform and an audience. And damn, it felt good to connect with others. I then went to Sheridan College and the same thing happened, this time becoming Editor-in-Chief with TRAVIS magazine, the school’s magazine. Opportunities were presented; I didn’t think twice. I acted.
And now, today, I’m thrilled that we at the Student Life Network can do the same for other young writers. Everything comes full circle. [Insert “Circle of Life” music here.]
Join us. Write with SLN and connect with students across the vast Great White North. Are you nodding your head knowingly right now? I thought so.
Work with our talented editorial board, grow your readership, and, well, write!
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Happy writing, SLNers!
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