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.
Good Memories from the Badlands
Photos from my trip to Killdeer and Medora in Western North Dakota.
Poem on a relationship in trouble.
Where are you now?
A poem on emotional fatigue and self-doubt.
Columbus Messenger, Me and Unprofessional
The Columbus Messenger Newspapers and why I don't work there anymore.
The Pumpkin Patch
An ancient horror lurks in the night time pumpkin patch.
Lady Beetles didn't swarm us this year, but next year they might!
Do Not Call - Seriously
When the Do Not Call registry went into effect, telemarketing should have listened.
Common reading problems.
Notes From Cali
Kayaking a Sport... Yeah Right
Limbaugh Knows Football?
Rush Limbaugh can't keep his hot air inside... suddenly becomes a previous NFL expert.