By Caitlyn Meissner, Guest Contributor The movie theater isn’t your only portal to adventure. Adventure is all around you, ready to be lived, written about, enjoyed. You don’t need a microscope to see it. Just a perspective change.
By Gabrielle de Waal, Staff Writer Your original perception of a character is not set in stone. If they're boring you, or if they feel too much like you, or if they're stagnant in the story, you need to make a conscious decision to change them. Simple as that!
By Emily Steadman, Guest Contributor How do we create sympathy for the main character without villainizing whoever comes against her? How do we create tension and conflict while treating characters on all sides as three-dimensional people who can be good as well as bad?
By Miguel Flores, Guest Contributor Each method of publishing a book is its own mix of goods, bads, and surprising uglies. On the one hand, traditional publishing offers better access to exposure, expertise, and a vast amount of resources. On the other hand, self-publishing gives you more control over your choices and is much easier to get into. Is one objectively better than the other? I don’t know.
By Blaine Russell, Guest Contributor I'm not planning on ever writing for a career. Not even close to it. My passion is not creative writing. Instead, writing is just a hobby. So, that being said, why have I wasted time and money on the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum and four years of Summer Workshops?