Home >

Writing Samples

Olson Boys when Don moved out

The beginning for a writer is the journal. I say this because it is the testing grounds for all your styles and ideas. If you do not keep a journal, it will be hard for you to be a good writer in almost any field.

You should write a little every day if you want to cultivate your literary skills. That's the beauty of a journal... because you don't need a revolutionary idea or original thought to write a successful entry into your journal. Other types of writing are not as forgiving; when you write poetry when you don't feel poetic or a story when you don't feel inspired, you will likely not turn out highly artistic words.


Featured Articles

Adventures with Chris

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 | Last Updated Apr 26, 2019
Catan at Chris'Chris at DeskChris on BeachThanksgiving 2018.

Slideshow of Photos and a little about my cousin and dear friend Chris Himes, who died on April 26, 2019.

Read More

chris himes, photos

Latest Articles

Always Welcome Inn - Winter

Posted on Dec 16, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011
framed bird feederfrosty morning

Some photos of our second visit to the Always Welcome Inn near Killbuck, Ohio.

Read More

always welcome inn, killbuck ohio, nancy miller

A Perspective on Futurism

Posted on Dec 7, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

Compilation of facts and thoughts on futurism origin and effects.

Read More

futurism, culture

How I Broke Three Trucks

Posted on Dec 7, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

A tale about my time working in a boiler repair shop.. and how I broke three different trucks.

Read More

trucks, damage, break, boiler repair shop, welding assistant, sweeping floors, job history

The knock at the door

Posted on Dec 1, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

Mom used to pull pranks on us as kids... so I couldn't help pulling pranks on her too.

Read More

prank, knock, door, string, donna olson, shawn olson, joke

The root of educational failure

Posted on Nov 17, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

The reason public education suffers is because the primary participants (students and parents), do not share a love for learning.

Read More

why schools fail, educational problems, education, curriculum

The loving neighborhood – For Residents Only

Posted on Nov 5, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011
For Residents OnlyKeep Out

Communites want to stop teenage crime, but continue to take away legitimate outlets for youthful activities.

Read More

The loving neighborhood – For Residents Only - social problems, urban decay, children and society, sports, athletic outlets

Cracked Pebbles

Posted on Nov 5, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

Poem on a relationship in trouble.

Read More

cracked pebbles, poem by shawn olson, poetry, struggling relationship

Where are you now?

Posted on Nov 5, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

A poem on emotional fatigue and self-doubt.

Read More

where are you now, poem by shawn olson, poetry, emotional fatigue, self doubt

Columbus Messenger, Me and Unprofessional

Posted on Oct 29, 2003 | Last Updated Jan 4, 2012

The Columbus Messenger Newspapers and why I don't work there anymore.

Read More

columbus messenger newspapers, westside messenger, john matuszak, poor management, unprofessional administration, community paper

Comment

No HTML Tags are permitted.

Wall Worm plugins and scripts for 3ds Max

Newsletter Subscription