Before I set off on this challenge, however, let me articulate something: I suck at short stories. That is a tried and true fact. I struggle from the very foundation up – from the very scope of my subjects, even. The issue is that I struggle with brevity, and a short story is, by nature,… Continue reading What Makes a Short Story?
It has recently come to my attention, and by that I mean three minutes ago, that as an aspiring writer, I always fall into a particular trap. No, no, it’s not like I don’t know the trap is there. It’s not that I’m not observant enough. The problem is that I’m not smart enough to… Continue reading A Rookie Mistake in Writing
Although I am addressing this towards all aspiring writers, particularly creative writers, I am mostly directing this towards myself in the order that I personally need to hear these things. So, really, I’m saying that the ordering of them is arbitrary to everyone but me, haha. In any case… 1) No matter what the quality, something… Continue reading 5 Things Writers Should Keep in Mind