Meyme Nakash

Peer Tutor

Meyme is a senior from Miami double majoring in English and design with a concentration in fashion. Her other roles on campus include serving as the Director of Consulting for TAMID Group, an experiential business program that engages with Israeli companies, and a staff writer and editor for Armour Magazine, WashU’s premier fashion and culture magazine. In her free time, she enjoys drinking coffee, running, making art, writing for her personal blog, and planning outfits for imaginary events.

What brought you to The Writing Center?
I came to The Writing Center to learn how to write without knowing exactly what I want to say. Oftentimes, I find myself trying to write to discover while also trying to write to communicate which lands me with a bad case of writer’s block. At The Writing Center, I feel like I can let my ideas flow freely before I even begin to worry about communicating those ideas.

What do you like most about working with writers at The Writing Center?
What I like most about working with writers at The Writing Center is the exposure to different voices and styles of writing which even sometimes inform my own.

What do you find most challenging about writing?
The biggest challenge for me when it comes to writing is battling my inner perfectionist. There’s a misconception that whatever you write must be perfect the first time you put pen to paper, which is never the case for even the best writers. To battle this tendency, I usually just dive right in and then go back and edit once I’ve gotten most of my ideas down.

What advice do you have for writers?
My advice to writers is to read your work out loud. Before I hand any paper or essay in, I like to do this because I find that it helps me gauge the flow and composition of my writing better than by reading it in my head. After all, you’re trying to communicate a message in every assignment so it’s important to be sure your writing gets that message across!