Laura Maylene Walter
On the Revision Process for "Reflections"
by Charlotte L Oakeby
Whilst writing “Reflections,” I had so many vivid ideas all at once that, within a few days, I’d finished the piece and submitted it to multiple publications. My aim, as with every piece I write, is to pour lyricism into each and every line, so that when I read it back, I think, I actually quite like the sound of this. “Reflections” seemed so natural to me. When Laura offered me an editorial mentorship, I was beyond shocked. From the beginning, I wanted to grasp this opportunity with both hands, and use this experience to learn and grow. As a seventeen-year-old, having this chance at such an early point is something I know will set me up for the future.