• Beautiful Words,  Creativity,  Observation

    Becoming A 10 Minute Poet: A Guest Post by Sherry Howard

    Greetings 10MinuteNovelists!      It’s time to become a 10MinutePoet. All writers are poets. When we write our prose, we search for just the right word, often searching days for the right form of a verb, or the perfect iteration of a concept. I realized that I already had poetry in me a year ago when I first explored The University of Iowa’s MOOC on poetry for the first time. I’d enjoyed their fiction writing class so much that I decided to jump into the poetry as well. (Archives have a post on the fiction writing class.) The very skills that serve us so well as fiction writers enhance our…

  • Craft

    So You Think You Can Write A Guest Post by Sherry Howard

    Every week, one of the members of 10 Minute Novelists shares their insight and experience in their writing journey. This week, Sherry Howard shares what she learned through an online writing course.  So You Think You Can Write If you voluntarily took a course, did homework, and subjected yourself to massive critique. You must have been enrolled in Iowa University’s MOOC, Massive Open Online Course. It doesn’t matter where you are in your writer’s journey, there’s a spot for you in this online course. The current course How Writers Write Fiction, http://courses.writinguniversity.org/, is still open and the instructional portion will be available to view for a while. I have a…