MightyWriters

Jackie Li (con’d)

What is unique about Mighty Writers? Mighty Writers is an inspirational space that believes in and pushes its students.

What makes someone a Mighty Writer? Someone willing to open their minds (and maybe their hearts) to the ideas and energy at MW.

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“It wasn’t until my 8th grade English teacher allowed me to write about my own feelings that I fell in love with writing.”

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Your favorite book as a kid? When I was 3, my favorite book was “Goodnight Moon.” My parents told me I had it memorized and would often recite it, When I got older, I fell in love with Brian Jacques’ Redwall series and everything by Tamora Pierce.

What did you like to write as a kid? Fantasy adventures. I loved writing about best friends, good vs. evil, and magic.

Who influenced you to care about writing and how did they do it? I hated English class until 8th grade. I hated the formulaic way writing was taught in school; it wasn’t until my 8th grade English teacher allowed me to write about my own thoughts and feelings that I fell in love with writing.

What is your favorite thing to write now? Creative writing prompts. It’s hard to find time to write an epic now, but short stories, vignettes and drabbles are good ways to keep the creative juices flowing.

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