Fine Arts Student of the Week: Junior Masters creative writing – Brainerd Dispatch

Tyler Leonard-Nix

Grade: Junior.

Age: 17.

Art focus: Creative writing.

Adviser nomination: “Tyler is a master of creativity in fiction writing. His stories are fast paced and filled with twists and turns that lead to thought provoking themes,” Adviser Steffanie Sanford said.

Artist most admired: Kurt Cobain.

What first got you interested in writing? Watching Stan Lee write Comics in a TV special as a kid.

What genre of writing do you enjoy most? Satire.

Where do you get your inspiration? Listening to people in person and online.

What piece are you most proud of? “The Locust.”

What’s the most challenging part of the writing process for you? Writing openings and conclusions.

Dream job: Writer, director or musician.

Favorite movie: “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

Favorite TV show: “Better Call Saul.”

Favorite book: “American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis or “The Outsiders” by SE Hinton.

Favorite song: “Victim of Changes” by Judas Priest.

Favorite band/musical artist: Nirvana.

Favorite subject: History.

Favorite food: Apples.

Hobbies: Listening to music, watching movies, collecting records and other random things.

Parents: Tracy and Keith Leonard.

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