My name is Mika Newell and my major is social work. I live here in Marion with two roommates. I work at Steve's Dakota Grill as a cashier & busser and I hope to get a second job at a winery this summer. A fun fact about me is that I am Native American (even though I don't look like it) and my native name is 2 Birds.
Of the eight beliefs about creative writing the one that immediately struck a chord with me was the third one, which is that writing is a process. I think this belief is important because when people expect to write an amazing story in a single setting, it often leaves them disappointed. Don't get me wrong, a great idea is a great idea, however, there is always room for improvement in one's writing and sometimes time or a fresh set of eyes can contribute to your writing process. It is also important to remember that your writing improves with practice, and sometimes you just have to be willing to put in the extra effort needed to write something great.