Jada Dorsey

  • Peer Tutor

Jada is a junior double majoring in creative writing and education with plans to become an author. She has two dogs and loves anime, horror movies, and napping.

What brought you to The Writing Center?

I love to write, and the idea that I can help others do what I love is very exciting. I also wanted to meet new people and discover new interests in the center.

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

The thing I like most about working with writers at The Writing Center is being able to see and discover/re-discover things with a different perspective. Everyone thinks differently, and the creative, collaborative environment of The Writing Center is a great way for me to learn how to see things from someone’s point of view.

What do you find most challenging about writing?

The most challenging thing about writing, for me, is to start. I realize that a work can never be perfect, but it doesn’t stop me from trying to make it perfect. This makes the writing process completely labor intensive as I agonize over every word and sentence, trying to make everything to my liking. But I have to realize that the only way to get close to perfection is to keep going. Learning how to free write has helped me combat this.

What advice do you have for writers?

It’s good for you to doubt your writing skills, but as long as it’s to get better. You need to have productive doubt. If you don’t grow from it, then it’s useless.