Tag: literature

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 ...

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 ...

How Do You Get Creative?

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 ...

My Take on a Classic

I've recently finished To Kill a Mockingbird and I must say, it's easily become one of my top 5. For whatever reason, this book was not part of my high school or college curriculum and I'm thankful it wasn't because I think being forced to read it in school would've ruined my love of turning ...

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 ...

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