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.
Masters and Pawns
Poem about how we are all Masters and Pawns to destiny.
Smart Kids in Distress
Advice for young artists and free thinkers struggling in high school.
Moments to Remember
Reflective story on important moments in life.
Into Clean Air
Poem on regaining hope and vigor.
Hole in my Heel
The story of how I survived a wound that killed legendary Achilles.
Poem about getting past apathy and taking control.
Frost on Glass
Poem about staying positive when times are dark.
A Call for Reason
An essay rebutting infantile attitudes of the anti-science movement.
A Shallow Mess
Poem about the charlatans running this world.