Student Profile: Carrie Frame
While Carrie Frame is a writer who prefers the creative possibilities of fiction over nonfiction, she’s nonetheless enjoying the opportunity to draft a true story for herself at Alma College.
As an English major and writing minor, she has plenty of time to keep penning, penciling, scribbling and scrawling ideas from her imagination during class.
“It’s hard to find time to write recreationally in college, so I made the decision to take classes in writing,” she says. “That way, I’m earning credits and working toward my degree, but also doing what I love.”
The Mt. Pleasant senior isn’t just interested in the plots, settings, and characters of her own brain, though. For Frame, writing goes with reading like a good book goes with a comfy chair.
“With reading, you can explore whole new worlds, and with writing you can create anything you want,” she says. “I don’t think I could choose one over the other.”
Frame’s ultimate goal in life is to achieve success as a published novelist. She says the key to this is being willing to challenge literary convention.
“A good writer is someone who is not afraid of breaking out of boundaries,” she says. “Their writing isn’t about answering questions, but posing new ones and making readers think.”
In the meantime, Frame stays busy on campus as a member of the Kiltie Marching Band and Phi Sigma Sigma. She also participates in the wind ensemble.