The Golden Child Part One

Charles Carmine punched in his key code to the Cottage Hill Police Department on the rusting metal keypad with rubber buttons. He shuffled through the door, through the hallways made of cracking black tiles and peeling walls that hadn’t been renovated since the station was built nearly thirty years ago. His hair was the only … Continue reading The Golden Child Part One

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 … Continue reading Pathway to Becoming a Writer: Experience or Graduate School?

Literature and the Falsehood of Education

Unfortunately, while I was in college, I didn't study certain aspects of literature that I wish I had. The various parts that comprise a story, what makes a work Victorian versus Edwardian, various schemes of poetry, and other topics were discussed very quickly before being passed over. I would've liked to study the bones of … Continue reading Literature and the Falsehood of Education