This week Hot Dish Magazine is excited to present High Schooler Mary Graff's thoughts on writing, being published two years in a row, and advice for emerging authors.
How does it feel to be published in Hot Dish two years in a row?
I am very grateful to be published in Hot Dish two years in a row. I have been able to share poems with a wide arrange of feelings, that I hope the readers are able to feel.
What is your writing process?
When I sit down to write my poems, I do not have a set writing process, but I do tend to prefer to write alone in silence.
Where do you draw inspiration for your pieces?
I like to channel common emotions that everyone can relate with and understand.
Has there been anyone that has helped or inspired you with your writing?
I am very thankful for my AP Literature and Composition class for giving me opportunities to work on my writing. My teacher, Mr. McFerren, allowed me to write with creative freedom, and create works I am truly proud of.
Do you have any words of wisdom for other young and emerging authors?
If I could give any words of wisdom for the youth and emerging authors, it would be to not rush your work and never write anything that feels forced, your inspiration will come to you and you will crate something amazing.