Una Hills-Gunn

Una Hills-Gunn

Your name: Una Hills-Gunn

Your home town: Willington, CT

Your major(s): Creative Writing/English

What are your career plans?
Not totally sure. Maybe join the Peace Corps in the environmental field. Probably freelance write. Maybe work for a non-profit, or open my own used book store/coffee shop.

What is your favorite book or author and why?
Favorite book: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, the author sees the world very uniquely and vividly and her language surprised me constantly. I love being surprised by an author.

What is your favorite word?

Describe a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer.
A significant breakthrough in development as a writer occurred when I took my first creative writing class EVER as a junior in high school. I had written creatively for a few years at that point, and I thought my creative juices were all dried up. A few weeks into the class we were assigned to write a poem with 20 lines, and each line had extremely strict guidelines for its content. I thought this feat would be impossible, but I made a poem that I was very proud of, regardless of the assignment. This experience restored my faith in my own creative abilities.