What Makes Good Writing?…It’s Not What You Think

As an educator, I come across student work that is exceptional. Red ink may cover most of the page, but that has little to do with exceptional writing. Identifying talent in writing is difficult to pinpoint. Why? Well, the same reason why many writers can’t see the good writer in themselves. They can’t see past…

The Price of Beauty

Wednesday, August 12 was the release of The Beauty # 1, a comic created by friends Jeremy Haun and Jason Hurley. The Beauty is a detective series where the murder weapon is a sexually transmitted disease. The intrigue of the comic lies in the main symptom of the STD–beauty. Those infected become attractive until the disease kills…

Reflections on Writing My First Book

I’ve teased many a would-be writers by reminding them the secret to being a writer: writing. So when I decided to pursue freelance writing and editing, I had to eat my words. If I’m going to be a writer, I have to write. Right? Immediately after making the decision to pursue this career, I realized…