Writing fanfiction (instead of writing original work) is an excellent exercise for writers both young and old. Here's why.
By Rachel Petri, Student Contributor As a visually impaired student, I know that stories about disabled characters always resonate very deeply with me. I love to see another person face struggles that reflect mine and watch a character fight the…
By Addison Lucchi, Guest Contributor Many people will say that academic writing is completely different from fiction writing, but there are definite similarities between the two modes of writing, and it’s precisely in these areas of overlap that the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum can be helpful.
Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer I daydreamed ferociously when I was a kid. Nothing pleased me so much as slipping away from people and situations to hunt fancies in my head. And why curb my imagination? Wasn’t daydreaming my source of creative ingenuity? I trusted to imagination to achieve my dream of becoming a writer, or, as I put it then, a “poetess.” Ha.
Jared Schmitz, Guest Contributor Let’s assume you’ve decided to become a writer. Your choice is made; a lifetime of struggle and fulfillment within your own imagination awaits you. But no matter how excited you might be about this, you’ll surely find yourself asking—and it won’t be long, either—the questions at the heart of the matter: What is writing good for? Why should I write? What good am I, and who am I to be writing stories?