Nick Yung

Why do you write?: I write so I can share memories of what I have encountered in life so far. All of my writing stems from prior experiences.

Describe where you write.: I write in my dorm room.

Who or what is your muse?: My family

Three wishes . . .: First wish, no college loans. My next wish is for college to never end. My final wish is to be highly successful in life.

Favorite childhood book, and why?: I liked all of Mike Lupica’s sports stories. I couldn’t pick a favorite. I enjoyed all the tales of the inspiring athletes.

Explain when is your ideal time to write.: My ideal time to write is after a life-touching experience.

Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.: I would reread any of the Harry Potter novels. The story never gets old.

E-book or print? Why?: E-book because you do not have to worry about transporting a collection of books.

Favorite magazine, and why?: Sports Illustrated. I like to read the stories of athletes’ journeys.

What would you like readers to take away from your writing?: That putting hard work into anything will lead to results.

Ian Zalewski

Why do you write?:  I write only when I am required to by my teacher in a class. I do not personally do any other form of writing unless it is an essay or paper for an assignment.

Describe where you write.:  I write either in my bed or at my desk in my dorm.

Who or what is your muse?:  The fact that if I do not write well I will receive a poor grade.

Three wishes . . .:  First wish would be to have an infinite amount of money. Second would be to get any girl to fall in love with me. Last wish would be to destroy all diseases in the world.

Favorite childhood book, and why?: Red Wall because it was the only book I read as a child.

Explain when is your ideal time to write.:  My ideal time to write would be anywhere from 5 P.M. until 10 P.M.

Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.:  Hunger Games because it has fantastic imagery and second- order writing. It also has a very action- packed plot.

E-book or print? Why?:  Print because I have never used an E- book to read. I just like the feel of a book in my hands.

Favorite magazine, and why?:  Sports Illustrated because I am a big sports fan.

What would you like readers to take away from your writing?:  I would like my readers to be able to take away some sort of connection with my writing and joy fom reading it.

Ralph Paul

Why do you write?:  I write because it makes me happy. I like writing fiction and watching the characters come alive in the world that I’ve built for them. It still amazes me how even if I plan, things still change when I write. My characters become almost like real people to me. I enjoy that.
I write because I’ve always loved to read. Loved to escape from the boring and unfairness of everyday life into a world of adventure where good always wins. I want to create that kind of world for others to read and enjoy. I bring people into my world to see how I view things and my opinion.
Describe where you write.:  I write in my dorm room with the lights dimmed and nobody else in the room. I like complete silence; I put my phone away and just kick my feet up and let my mind think.
Who or what is your muse?:  my muse would have to be my girlfriend. She inspires my writing. The way I feel about her is what I put into my writing
Three wishes . . .:  graduate from college, have a great career and marry my girlfriend
Favorite childhood book, and why?:  The Cat in the Hat because it takes you into a world where anything is possible and that’s what I try to create in my writing
Explain when is your ideal time to write.:  my ideal time to write would be in the middle of the day when the sun is just right and you can hear the birds outside; its just so relaxing.
Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.:  Gym Candy, that book goes into how hard it is to stay away from steroids as an athlete. The reason why I would reread it is because I can relate to the book and it brings me into a fantasy world. I can really read this book over and over again.
E-book or print? Why?:  print because I like putting my ideas on paper; I think it flows better when I am writing.
Favorite magazine, and why?:  Sports Illustrated because I love sports and it breaks down every sport and what’s going on in the world of sports.
What would you like readers to take away from your writing?:  I would like readers to be yourself always, and express how you feel and stay true to your friends and family. always follow your dreams no matter how hard it may seem.

Brendan Madden

Why do you write?: I write because I can put all of my feelings onto one paper.  I enjoy expressing myself and my indifferent feelings.  In writing I am able to say whatever I want and writing also helps me reflect on my life, especially when I write about past experiences like when I nearly burnt a building down to the ground.  I learn from writing every time I write.

Describe where you write.: I write in a quiet place, usually on my desk in my room.

Who or what is your muse?: My muse is usually my teacher and the audience whom is going to read my paper.

Three wishes . . .: If I had three wishes, my first wish would be to be happy in my life.   My second wish would be to know what my future holds so that I do not have to worry in my life as much.  My third wish would be for the safety of my family because I care deeply about my family.

Favorite childhood book, and why?: My favorite childhood book is Harry Potter, because Harry Potter is so intense and it has several books in the series.

Explain when is your ideal time to write.: My ideal time to write is when I'm by myself and when it is dark, cold, or rainy outside.  This is because I love being outdoors.  I write usually at night.

Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.: I would reread Harry Potter because I absolutely love the Harry Potter book series and it never gets old.

E-book or print? Why?: I prefer print because I am old fashioned and I do not like technology much and I feel like I would get easily distracted while using an E-book

Favorite magazine, and why?: My favorite magazine is Sports Illustrated because I love sports and I love to follow everything that is happening in the sports world.

What would you like readers to take away from your writing?: I would like readers to take away my creativeness and what I'm writing about as a whole and get something out of that.