By Allyson Morin
I sat down to discuss the challenges of novel writing with high school of Commerce senior Kimberly Cruz. Cruz is the author of five novels on a story-sharing site called Wattpad where her most popular work, “Night and Day” garnered 2,600 reads. She is a prolific writer with a passion for storytelling.
Her drafts are home to nine additional novels in various stages of completion.
On Oct. 12, 2016 Cruz wrote:
“I first knew I wanted to be a journalist when I started sixth grade. I would always have a notebook full of stories, whether it was fan fiction, teen fiction, or other type of stories. I always wanted to publish one of my own, but I knew that it would take a long time. So I decided that while I’m in the process of my writing, I would work for the newspaper or the magazines where I interview people or write a paper on someone or something important to in life to people. That’s why I thought I would move to New York, go to college to improve my writing skills. After college I would stick around, live there, and try to work for one of their newspaper companies. New York is one the the cities where writers can make it. I see things in a way nobody else sees. I want to share my words.”