I know as much as anything that writing is tough. I have tried to keep a blog going once or twice about books and writing in general with full knowledge that I am not even a writer. But I put these thoughts out there anyway.
There is a former student doing the same thing with her poetry and short essays. She is a graduate of CCS from a few years back. I will not give her identity away but I will invite you to check out her work.
Her blog can be found at http://pizzashopphilosophy.wordpress.com/.
Give her some feedback as she continues her journey to becoming a writer. All artists need feedback and support.