I've been away from my blog, away from daily writing, and it was a much needed break away. I didn't realize how much I needed it until I saw how many days it had been since I last wrote anything meaningful. I had a bunch of days off work where I planned to write and … Continue reading Some time away
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 … Continue reading How to Improve Your Writing
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 … Continue reading Learning Through Life
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 … Continue reading Writing Communities
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 … Continue reading Pathway to Becoming a Writer: Experience or Graduate School?