Artist of the week: Michaela Savell
“The world died ten years ago. It was nothing but a depleted corpse the year following, filled with burnt fragments of life passed. The ashes were washed away by the rain, but the souls of the city were stained.” – an excerpt from Savell’s story “Healing.”
For the second year in a row Michaela Savell placed in the National Scholastic Writing competition. I recently caught up with her, to see how she has reacted to the news, and how all this has changed her writing.
Q: What exactly did you win, in this year’s Scholastic Writing competition?
A: I won the Silver Key, which meant I could go to Boston for an awards meeting.
Q: How did you react when you won the award?
A: I was excited. I had stayed at home and kept on refreshing my computer, and then my name popped up. I called up my friend because she had won, too.
Q: What was your story about?
A: My story was about a Southern woman and just a look into her life. I wrote it the night before, and it was rushed.
Q:What did you focus on as a beginning writer?
A: I started off by re-writing the ends to a story, because often times I wasn’t content with the ending to the book I read.
Q: Do you look forward to entering again next year?
A: Yes the contest is a good challenge, and keeps me writing. I can’t wait to enter again.
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