Celia Kennedy

  • Peer Tutor

Celia is a senior from Medina, Minnesota majoring in classics and English. She is passionate about encouraging and assisting individuals in the creative process through her work at The Writing Center and as the managing editor of WUSTL’s Kairos Journal. She is involved in the Gaelic Cultural Society and the Catholic Student Center, and outside of school, Celia can be found reading fantasy novels, drinking tea, or gushing about her love for the great state of Minnesota.

What brought you to The Writing Center?

I first came to the Writing Center as a lost freshman, and the help I received prompted my desire to one day assist others in a similar way!

What do you like most about working with writers at The Writing Center?

When working with writers, I love asking questions that allow them to more clearly express their own ideas. The moment of realization and epiphany is priceless.

What do you find most challenging about writing?

For me, the most challenging part of writing is beginning. I find it much easier to edit an existing paper than to create one from scratch, so I need a lot of motivation and encouragement (usually in the form of chocolate).

What advice do you have for writers?

I would advise writers to write for fun outside of school in order to get more comfortable with the process and to learn to enjoy it. I have kept a journal for years in which I record random thoughts and tangents, and this process has made the writing process much less daunting.