Our “How I Write” series asks writers from the University of Louisville community and beyond to respond to five questions that provide insights into their writing processes and offer advice to other writers. Through this series, we promote the idea that learning to write is an ongoing, life-long process and that all writers, from first-year students to career professionals, benefit from discussing and collaborating on their work with thoughtful and respectful readers.
During our 2016 National Day on Writing Celebration on October 20, Deja Curry stopped by to respond to our How I Write question prompts.
My name is Deja Curry, I have lived in Louisville, KY all of my life. I am currently a Biology major but want to minor in English, because it was one of my first loves. I am a 2nd year student at the University of Louisville, and come from a huge family. I have hopes of one day opening up my own Women’s Clinic to help young mothers. My wish is to help educate and enrich the lives of people around me either through word, song or play. I hope that my poems or writing can help these causes that I hold so dear to my heart.
Currently Reading: Unwholly by Neal Shusterman
What type(s) of writing do you regularly engage in?
Poetry, freestyle writing, lines of plays
When/where/how do you write?
On the bus, on campus, in my spare time
What are your writing necessities– tools, accessories, music, spaces?
A pen/pencil, a notebook, a blank computer screen, then I unleash
What is the best writing advice you’ve ever received?
Dig deep, write what you know, but don’t be afraid to write what you don’t know.