Local is Finalist in CBC Contest
“I picked up the language in about six months,” said Boudreau.
More than anything, he said, children need to communicate. He believes they will overcome any obstacle to do so. Boudreau’s travels have served as an inspiration for his writing. They have taught him to have an open mind, and to see the world in a different light.
“I have a running narrative in my head,” he said. He adds that he is constantly looking at events in his own life and in the world at large, with an eye toward trying to see them from new and different perspectives. “I try to look for a more creative way to view the world.” Boudreau doesn’t follow a particular ritual while writing. His preferred writing strategy is to keep working and reworking a piece until he is satisfied.
“I need to really care about something to write,” he said.
Boudreau was attracted by the contest’s short submission length — a maximum of only 200 words — and the minimal time commitment. He was eager to exploit an opportunit y for “shameless self-promotion.”