If you are a new writer and you get a chance to go to college, your college experience can be invaluable to you even if you’re not going to college to get a degree in writing.
Hello, all my fans of flash fiction who live all over the world! I was up so early this morning (before dawn) when I published the first blog post of the day that I had to take a nap before publishing this blog post.
But the Old Soldier is back on duty.
So, let’s say you’re in college and you want to be a writer; but your major is drama or business or engineering or whatever.
Don’t worry about it.
Whatever your major is, you can work it into your fiction and know that you know what you’re writing about and your readers will know that you know, too.
If you catch my drift.
I know I’ve milked my experiences at the University of Pittsburgh and a few other colleges that I’ve attended over the years for all they were worth. My flash fiction is full of college students or characters who have gone to college. Just like it’s full of people who have not gone to college. Just like it’s full of beer drinkers. Just like it’s full of Vietnam War veterans. My friends, when you’re a writer it’s all good.
See what I mean?
So, don’t fret. Your college experience, no matter what you study, will make you a better writer if you know how to use that experience.
This is the Old Soldier reporting for Pittsburgh’s #1 magazine of adult entertainment.