Thanks for stopping by. My name is Erica Setow. I am a graduate of UMass Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature.  I specialize in descriptive and persuasive writing; throughout my site, you will find a blend of posts including short essays and poetry.

I have written for my college’s Her Campus page on subjects geared towards college women such as 5 Ways to Be a Good Friend and Songs for Self-Love Because You’re Worth It.  Additionally, one of my poems was published in an anthology after entering a national writing contest sponsored by Creative Communication, the same one that singer-songwriter Taylor Swift entered years prior as stated on their site.

You will find posts here on some of the topics that matter to me the most including Letter to a Volunteer Veteran and Rugby Role-Playing: Comparisons Between Theater and the Sport.  This is a space for me to share: recollections of events that I attended, stories with humor weaved in, insightful connections, and short poems for quick readings.

Writing is such a powerful form of self-expression; that is why I aim to write with empathy and thoughtfulness.  For example, I wrote “Guiding Light,” a religious poem based on the character Reverend Dimmesdale and his point of view from The Scarlet Letter.  Though I am an atheist, I chose to post the poem, hoping that it would resonate with someone who seeks to reconnect with their faith.

I write to persuade, to please, but mostly I just write for me.

Please leave comments or suggestions.  I’d love to hear from you!