Spotlight on Reading/Writing: Chris Sanders


The TODAY’s Spotlight on Reading/Writing features CSU-Pueblo faculty, staff and students sharing their reading and writing experiences. The column is co-sponsored by the English and Foreign Languages Department and the English Club. This week’s co-feature highlights pre-business student Chris Sanders.


Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders

Name/department/educational background: Christopher Andrew Sanders, pre-business major, Sierra High School Colorado Springs

What has been your greatest success in writing? (Personal writing, collaborative writing, completing a project or book, etc.): In middle school, I wrote a paper called “A Hero’s Journey,” where I made up a character and a story to go with it. It turned into 16 pages.

What do you struggle with in writing and how do you tackle that challenge? Getting the ideas onto paper. If I have an idea, I write it down immediately. And during my active writing mode at the computer, I take “mental” breaks to get fresh ideas.

 What’s your favorite book of all time? Author? “Bud, Not Buddy” or “Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep?”

What are you currently reading? Author? “Animal Farm” by George Orwell

What’s your favorite guilty reading pleasure, an easy, “beach” read? Fantasy/alternate reality

Do you have a favorite word or quotation and who is the author? “Give me one firm spot on which to stand, and I will move the Earth.” — Archimedes

For more information on this feature, contact English Club sponsor and English lecturer Constance Little (constance.little@colostate-pueblo.edu), 549-2197.