To me, writing is a process of collecting and focusing my thoughts. It is very satisfying, but I often lose direction or get stuck at some point, and do not often finish pieces. Worse, I find it difficult to return to a piece and edit (or otherwise complete) it. I wrote several articles for the Stentorian, my high school paper, and at Carleton I took a short story writing class from Greg Smith. Both of these experiences have shown deadlines and the knowledge of public exposure to be persuasive motivators. However, I hope that the practices I have learned will be sufficient to perpetuate my pursuit of recreational writing. Below you will find my published/graded pieces, and in the future I will post more works.