In order to participate, students completed an application explaining why they wanted to attend the workshop. Here are some of their responses copied exactly as they wrote them:
Sophia #1: One of the biggest problems in my writing is putting in emotion. I am hoping this class could help.
Cody: I would like to have my writing and reading skills to expand to greater hights then I could ever imagine.
Isabelle: I want to be a author gist like you. I write and I write but I gist don’t git it.
Jenna: I think you should pick me because I’m smart, kind, and I can read two chapter books two weeks.
Joshua: Every day I spend my lunch recess in the library and read…
Annalise: I wold like to because when I grow up I want to become a author.
Sophia #2: First of all it’s a honor to be chosen. One reason is because I love to write, LOVE to write. Writing is one of my favorite subjects.
Dayla: I would also like to know how you come up with such great books because I would like to learn how to write good books like that.
Malina: Every day in class I help my friends read since they have trouble sometimes.
Paige: I’m working really really hard on righting a good book.
Mikayla: I would also like to know how authors even make the characters in books.
Damian: I want to know how an author creates a character that I feel is alive.
Avery: I would like to know how to write a book your way.
Charisma: I don’t want to do school work because most of it is hard.
Ayden: I write little comics for myself.
Brennen: I think it would be really fun to go and brainstorm with a real author.
Kiley: I think it would be a great opportunity to have fun.
Jacob: I want to express myself. I am very creative.
Aleah: I am writing a book but I always have trouble coming up with names and characters. I am positive that this workshop would be the perfect place to learn about characters.
Emily: Writing books as an author is my dream job in the future.
Kobe: I would like to attend because I love thinking, writing.
Sabrina: I want to express my passion to write and I really want to be chosen to learn about writing and becoming an author.