By Susan Sader, Student Contributor
In my years as a writer, I’ve noticed a few major issues that get overlooked, often masked by publishing
contracts or a title on a TV screen. These Fatal Flaws are fatal not only to your character, but to your plot, prose, and readers’ interest.
By Teresa Rudd, Parent Contributor
I guess you could say that I wandered aimlessly in the wilderness of creative writing for forty years before encountering for the first time the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum.
By Eve Fitzsimmons, Student Contributor
Once upon a time, there was a girl. This girl was quiet, shy, super introverted, and really liked
corners. Drawing attention to herself was off limits. She prayed that people would just smile
and keep walking.
By Lydia Davis, Student Contributor
The act of creation attracts a surprising variety of fears. Part of this is because creativity refuses to be predictable. No matter how thoroughly you plot a novel, there’s inevitably some aspect that catches you off guard. Writing can be unknowable and unexpected. Sometimes, that’s what makes it exciting . . . but not all the time.
By Gabrielle de Waal, Staff Writer
I’ve taught my mind to expect writing, to think of it as a daily responsibility like making supper or taking a shower. I’ve taught my anxious brain that I can produce words on command, and that if it’s a difficult and frustrating process, that’s okay.
By Hannah McManus, Guest Contributor
I have always been creating stories. I thought I always would. So I was blindsided when my seemingly endless stream of creativity dried up, leaving me in a creative dry spell that lasted nearly three years.
By Ryan Robidoux, Guest Contributor
If you’re a One Year Adventure Novel student and a Christian, you are not unusual. Many “OYANers” write faith-informed stories. As Christian writers, we know stories are powerful, and we want to impact people with our stories. Indeed, that’s our calling, isn’t it? To share the Gospel?