Why Do You Read?

Fewer and fewer people are still reading. Whether this is due to easy access to movies from Netflix, YouTube, and other sites, shorter attention spans, or teachers are unable to inspire their students because they still make them read boring old literature that no one really liked instead of fun interesting stories. I'm sure there's ...

How to Improve Your Writing

While there is a proven formula to ensure your writing improves and your skills increase, it's rather vague and requires a lot of work that many are unwilling to put in. The formula is one that is known to every serious novelist and writer who aspires to create and tell stories for a living and ...

YouTube Gamers

I'll let you in on a little nerdy secret of mine: I love watching gamers on YouTube. It's fascinating and so enjoyable to me. I've always loved video games but I never thought I'd enjoy watching people play them. Why watch when I could play? Then I discovered a specific band of YouTubers and I've ...

Writing Long vs. Compact

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 ...

Learning Through Life

I've recently started a book by Louis L'Amour, an old western novelist who wrote nearly 100 novels and stories. In this book in particular, he writes of his education and while his formal schooling ended when he was fifteen years old, he goes on to say he continued to learn throughout his life. L'Amour said ...

Trust in Journalism

Back in the day, people got their information about current events from the newspaper. News outlets were on the frontlines to obtain, verify, and disemminate information about the goings-on in the world every morning and evening. As the world developed and TVs became commonplace in homes, the news became more accessible and it wasn't long ...

Little Conversations

With the massive number of people in the world, it's a wonder who you'll run into. I've come across people who've played professional sports, been to war, and some who are living out their childhood dreams. Those are the people I enjoy talking to the most. Unfortunately, many people end up settling in life. Whether ...

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