Your name: Layla Karst
Your home town: Idaho Falls, ID
Your major(s): Religion (in Laney Graduate School)
Are you fluent in any language(s) other than English? Nope
What are your career plans? To be a professor
What is your favorite book or author and why? This is like asking someone to choose their favorite child. The first book I remember falling in love with was A Wrinkle in Time.
What is your favorite word?
Describe a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer:
It is difficult to recall a specific breakthrough moment as a writer. I never took a particular joy in writing growing up. English was my least favorite class and writing usually felt like a chore. But in college, I fell in love with studying first Communications and then Religion. In these classes, writing suddenly became a tool. It helped me work out my own thoughts and to share my ideas with others. I still work to improve my writing every day, because it is the tool that helps me to do the work that I love.