Stone Soup contributor and 2020-21 intern Anya Geist, 14, talks with Stone Soup author Tatiana Schrayer about her poetry collection Searching for Bows & Arrows, which tied for second place in the 2019 Stone Soup book contest, as well as about how writing runs in her family, and the freedom that comes from creative writing.
0:25 - How were you introduced to Stone Soup?
1:13 - How did you decide to submit to the Stone Soup book contest?
1:55 - How hard was it to write the collection?
2:10 - How did it feel to finally submit?
2:30 - How did it feel to win second place?
2:57 - Do you find that it's easier to write about your own life?
3:26 - What is your favorite thing about writing?
4:25 - How much time do you think you spend writing?
4:59 - Where is your favorite place to write?
5:16 - Is the writing you do for fun different from the writing you do for school?
5:57 - How did you decide to title your collection "Searching for Bows and Arrows"?
6:21 - Is there anybody in your life who has been a mentor or inspiration to you?
7:00 - Do you have any writing advice for your peers?
7:26 - If you could tell somebody about Stone Soup, what would you say?