I recently started working toward a certificate in Creative Writing online through Coursera just to give myself more ways to practice my writing and expand my skill set. I'll be writing quite a bit for the prompts and figured why waste it? I'll post them here without the prompts so as not to hurt any … Continue reading CW Class: RDR2 FanFic
Cal laid out the rolling paper on his lap and dropped the dried brown tobacco in it, its rich aroma filling his nostrils. He licked the paper to keep its contents tidy before he struck a match off his boot. Putting the flame to the end of the cigarette, he inhaled deeply and sucked on … Continue reading A Quiet Little Cattle Town by Drew Schroeder
I've noticed when I write a short story, I manage to add a plethora of detail to the characters, descriptions, settings, and all. Not that I hadn't included detail in my novels, but maybe it's because short stories seem so much more compact that I think I've stuffed more adjective and descriptors in there. In … Continue reading Writing Long vs. Compact
There are little tips and tricks to get the creative juices flowing. We know many writers who would rip cigs, chug a pot of coffee, or get to the bottom of a bottle before they found their story. Some like to read and enjoy a story to give them ideas on how to begin their … Continue reading How Do You Get Creative?
A lot of people attribute being a writer to being a novelist. However, there are many ways to be a writer. Tom Verducci, sports writer known for covering the Chicago Cubs, is a great writer. He's written a few books, all about sports, but just because they aren't novels doesn't mean he doesn't fit in … Continue reading Writing Outside of Your Novel