Kayla Corbin, mentee
Im Kayla Corbin. I use writing as a form of self expression and therapy. I see writing as a form of art that connects us all. I am a pot, novelist and songwriter. I want to expand on my genres and ultimately become editor in chief of VOGUE magazine. I have been published by Colombia Press Initiative and on various websites. I am a very active person, I participate in Cheerleading, choir, dance and I use all of my experiences to inspire my writing.
Linda Kleinbub, mentor
Linda Kleinbub- I have been writing since I was young. I remember the enjoyment as a child when I was assigned a creative writing project in grammar school. I would get lost in my imaginary world created on paper. I am currently writing poetry, working on a few picture books, and dabbling in a memoir. Hoping to advance my writing to the next level, I am currently a Masters of Fine Art candidate at The New School. My goal as a writer is to see my work in print and to promote the love of literature. I recently had a book review published online at Stat®Rec. I co-founded the group, Pen Pal Poets, which organizes poetry readings and open mic events. I also enjoy photography, painting, and organic gardening.
Going deeper into this story, I want to give the readers a sense of what it is to be in a "situationship." Situationship is when you are bonded by a situation, not necessarily in a relationship, but you're still committed to someone or something (or at least you are expected to be). This idea that you can love a person but still not be with them (by choice) really gets my creative juices flowing. I want to develop Giselle as a character who is thinking Rich is the one that got away but I want to develop Rich as learning to become CONTEMPT but never happy with the situationship he is in now. I really want to get inside of my character's heads and do away with the conventional love story. I want to write something that people can relate to, but have it be so raw and so human like that it tugs on people's heart strings and makes them think about their own situationships.