Senior Emily Ge '15 reflects on how serving as a columnist at the Tacoma News Tribune has improved her writing and changed her perspective on the craft as she heads off to college.
Before I first started writing for the Tacoma News Tribune, I hadn’t really put any thought into what the character of my column would be—I was beyond excited simply to see my name in print every month. Only when my editors at the TNT advised me to set up a second email account for reader responses did it dawn on me that for the first time in my life, I would be writing for more than one person. Tens of thousands of strangers in print and more than a million online would be reading my work. Suddenly the stakes were much higher than a bad grade in English class; people I had never even met would be reacting to words I had written.