By Daniel Schwabauer
During my first year of college the great literary science fiction writer Kurt Vonnegut spoke at Kansas University at the request of the English Department. I remember him saying that if we wanted to be writers, the last thing we should do is study English at a university. “You will stop writing.”
By Daniel Schwabauer
By Courtney Kleefeld, Student Contributor
Conflict, specifically with other people, can cause a sensitive person like me a lot of stress. So why should I write something I don’t even like reading about in fiction?
By Gabrielle de Waal, Staff Writer
I have heard many people admit, “I always skip the poems.” Devout readers might attend to a poem if it’s integral to the plot, but few writers actually seek out poems outside of the context of story. It’s a shame, because the study of poetry can benefit any fiction writer.
By J. Tobias Buller, student contributor
Networking lingo gets thrown around a lot in the publishing world. It’s often associated with too-many-handshakes at writing conferences, aggressive elevator pitches, and overly-caffeinated Facebook posts. Read this, follow that, and stay connected!
By Jennifer Sauer, Student Contributor
At sixteen (when my book came out) I was nowhere near ready to devote the time and energy publishing required. I was a writer. I had no idea what it meant to be an author. And up until that point I had no idea there was a difference between the two.
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.