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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 ...

Writing Communities

There are a lot of writing communities out there, or shall I say, communities that place themselves under the banner of writing. I've found there are a few that are actually dedicated to writing and the craft but so many are filled with people who talk about wanting to write but never actually do much ...

Pathway to Becoming a Writer: Experience or Graduate School?

The age old debate on whether formal education is worthwhile for creative writers. There are mainly two schools (pun intended) of thought on this subject. There's the Hank Moody opinion which is you can't be taught how to write, you either have it or you don't, and those that do have it need to glue ...

Book Series

The series that come to mind when one thinks of classic book series are the Lord of the Rings and others. Today, we see tons of book series that cover numerous genres like the Bosch crime novels, the Hunger Games and Divergent dystopian series, and of course, Game of Thrones fantasy series. For authors, creating ...

Why I Love Writing Short Stories

Novels force you to stick with one story and plot. There's nothing wrong with this so long as you have the attention span to work on the same story for months at a time. If you're like me, you can't have multiple works in progress. If I start something, I work on it until I ...

Taking Chances Re-Published!

My first novel, Taking Chances, has been republished and is available on Amazon by Forever Morris Publishing! I'm so excited to have it published by a firm that can hopefully bring more publicity to it than I could have on my own. It's currently available in paperback and Kindle and will be set for open ...

First Draft of Novel #2 In The Books

I finished the first draft of Frigid Nights the other day and I must say, I am both fulfilled and relieved. I felt that in the marathon that was writing that novel, the final chapters felt like I was low crawling and clawing my way towards the finish line. There will be plenty to edit ...

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