Writing is a creative process that uses words instead of paint. I relish the challenge of communicating a vision through words, whether it’s instructional text for educational materials or re-telling a classic storybook for modern audiences. Below are a few excerpts from my writing portfolio.

*Save Our Murals from Sandblasting
Write Source. Copyright Ó 2007 by Great Source. All rights reserved.

Before the murals, commuters and shoppers had nothing to look at but brick walls and billboards. Now people can find inspiration in the themes expressed in the paintings. Unified Universe shows teenagers supporting the Earth. Divine Diversity presents costumed children from around the world. Creative Culture features young artists, musicians, and dancers. If the city removes the murals, it’s saying that these issues aren’t important.
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Mountain Encounter
Write Source. Copyright Ó 2005 by Great Source. All rights reserved.

Keira leaned against a large boulder and gasped for breath. She stared at the clear blue sky overhead. A small bird flew along, disappearing into the trees. Keira sighed and wished that she could fly like that bird. Instead, she was stuck here, slogging along a trail. She looked ahead at the dirt path that switched back and forth up the steep mountainside. Her parents and little brother, Ethan, were already at the next bend.
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An Indian Meal
Write Source. Copyright Ó 2005 by Great Source. All rights reserved.

Grandma ordered dessert, which included kheer—a rice pudding with almonds, pistachios, cardamom, and saffron. It was better than ice cream. Sitting there, eating my kheer, I could just imagine when Grandma was my age, eating the same food in India.
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Weight Lifting 101
Write for College. Copyright Ó 1997 by Great Source. All rights reserved.

I’d heard rumors about it before I ever left for college, and once I moved into the dorm, I realized it was not just a rumor. I needed a way to combat the “Freshman Fifteen,” that dreaded poundage resulting from a combination of late-night pizzas, care-package cookies, and cafeteria cheesecakes.
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Down the Rabbit Hole
Write for College. Copyright Ó 1997 by Great Source. All rights reserved.

My childhood imagination, too, hasn’t faded with time. I haven’t forgotten my journeys into backyard jungles or my faithful steeds of polished wood. Creativity and imagination are precious, not to be forgotten in literature or in life.
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