The write path
I began my writing journey in the second grade when I preferred to write stories and practice cursive over learning mathematics.
In high school I was awarded for my skills in writing and my thirst for learning more by being nominated by my Language Arts teacher and honored by my school. It was throughout this time that I continued honing my writing skills and decided to major in writing during college.
In my third year of college I self published my first chapbook by the name of “Hidden Voices” on Amazon and had my poem “Poison Bottles” published both in the University of North Georgia’s magazine, The Chestatee Review, as well as in the MyForsyth Magazine in Cumming, Ga.
I worked as a tutor in the Writing Center of my college for four consecutive semesters and as a Writing Fellow, a type of writing tutor, for two consecutive semesters and I graduated on May 4, 2019 with a B.A. in English Writing and Publication with a minor in Graphic Design.
This degree combination has given me the ability to find work as a writer, editor, tutor, and graphic designer.
Since graduating I have participated in the Jasper Holiday Market as a vendor selling my poetry books and writing on-the-spot custom poems for patrons, I have been hired to edit the book “180 Days” by Patrick D. Gibbs (link), as of February 2020 I have begun to illustrate my children’s book series and will be self-publishing on Amazon as soon as each new book is illustrated, and I have been working as a writing/English tutor for Pre-k through 12 grade levels.
I am happier than ever and making a life for myself in my dream career.
If you’d like to hire me, please e-mail me at: elexiabbott(a)gmail.com.
Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day!