Your Story Dies With You

Your Story Dies With You. It's rather self-explanitory, but anyway, the idea is that every person on this earth (that's right, every last one of us) has a story to tell, and it should be told before it's too late. For thousands of years, storytelling has been a central part of how humans have communicated--stories have been passed down through generations, sharing knowledge, family history, and the odd tale with a moral that was forgotten years ago. Everyone has a story to tell, and you should tell it, now while you have the chance, because your story dies with you.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thank You

Today I had the honor to walk across the stage and receive not only a Gold Key award from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, but also an "American Voices" nomination. I got to see many other teen artists and writers in Indiana and Ohio, who earned recognition for their work; after watching them receive their awards and catching glimpses of their works, I felt even more honored to have received the awards I did, especially the nomination for "American Voice." I wanted to say thank you to all the people who have read my work--thank you for your encouragement, and for taking the time to read my writing. And thank you for your suggestions in helping me make my stories better.

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