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 Schwabauer, 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 Gabrielle Schwabauer, Staff Writer After nearly two months of effort, the 2017 OYAN Summer Workshop Journal is finally complete!