Writing is a great outlet for bottled up creativity. All you need is pen and paper or a little computer to click away on and you’re on your way, (plus, it’s far less messy than the other outlets, like painting or papier-mache). I’ve heard it said before that anyone can write. That’s true. However, not everyone can write well, I’m sorry to say.
This is where you come in: I’m here to share, with you, knowledge that is passed among the greats, (and some, not-so-great), and tips, trick, and skills I’ve learned and discovered in my, nearly, 25 years of writing. If you’ve ever dreamed of getting something you’ve written on a shelf somewhere, feeling it’s glossy cover in your hands as you feel the edges of the paper against your fingertips, then this blog is what you’ve been looking for.
Writing is an art, but unlike some of the more modern paintings and sculptures, writing has become more refined and more stream-lined; like it’s working in the opposition direction of museum art, which is becoming more and more abstract while writing is becoming more and more concrete. I can help you figure out just what the differences are, and where they hide.
I’ve also heard it said that becoming a true writer ruins reading for you. That depends on the perspective, I think. Maybe it’s that writers become super-sensitive to grammatical and syntactical errors, misspellings, and, just plain, poorly written stories. Maybe. It’s more likely, though, that writers begin to crave truly well written and crafted stories that are so deserved of the pedestals they are put upon.
In writing, there are NO extra words. Great writing has just the right amount needed to relay the story, no more and no fewer. This blog is dedicated to art of crafting words into majestic pieces of literature. If the idea of writing, or reading, such literature, then you’ve come to the right place. I will post new blogs with helpful writing tips on a weekly basis. I’ll also include, on occasion, novels and ideas of mine that I’m working on, along with some relevant movie and video game review peppered in. Please, subscribe to the mailing list below.
As my first post, “Hello, World,” says, I first discovered an attachment to writing back in high school. It’s been almost 25 years since then, but my love of reading and writing has only grown. I have, since, gotten a BA in English Language and Literature, and an MFA in Creative Writing. Along the way, I’ve gotten much of my writing, such as short stories and poetry, in my college’s… picky literary magazine, The Parnassus.
I’m currently traveling the U.S., by camper, because I like to learn and see new things. That’s, also, why I still go to school, despite having finished college. I mentioned museum art above, and, even though I may have painted it, (no pun intended), in a less than flattering light, I do like it. When I go to new places, I try to hit the museums that are nearby. I, particularly, like Ancient Greek and Roman, Renaissance, and Impressionism styles. I’m fascinated by the ancient worlds and effects of time, e.g., the evolution of languages and the changes of geography. In other words, history. So, I guess I like to learn old things, too. There are very few subjects that don’t interest me. I’d like to see other countries and wonders of the world some day.