Home >

Writing Samples

Olson Brothers in Killdeer

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

The Pumpkin Patch

Posted on Oct 27, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

An ancient horror lurks in the night time pumpkin patch.

Read More

pumpkin patch, horror, story, fiction, halloween

Intruder

Posted on Oct 25, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

A horror story about an intruder in the night.

Read More

intruder, horror story, fiction

Lady Beetles

Posted on Oct 15, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

Lady Beetles didn't swarm us this year, but next year they might!

Read More

lady beetles, ladybugs, malasian multicolored lady beetle, malb, carnivorous insects, insect photos, adult corn root worm

Do Not Call - Seriously

Posted on Oct 8, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

When the Do Not Call registry went into effect, telemarketing should have listened.

Read More

do not call registry, telemarketer, telemarketing, free speech

Limbaugh Knows Football?

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

Rush Limbaugh can't keep his hot air inside... suddenly becomes a previous NFL expert.

Read More

rush limbaugh, ESPN, NFL, football commentary, Donavan McNabb

Reading Problems

Posted on Sep 14, 2003 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

Common reading problems.

Read More

reading problems

Notes From Cali

Posted on Sep 10, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Kayaking a Sport... Yeah Right

Read More

Why I believe in free will

Posted on Sep 1, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Why a skeptic believes in free will.

Read More

free will, metaphysics, belief

Look to Tomorrow

Posted on Aug 21, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on using the past as a tool to guide tomorrow.

Read More

past and future, poem, poetry, shawn olson

My Lady Love Donna

Posted on Aug 12, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Donna was a wonderful wife.

Read More

donna, my wife, love, lost

Comment

No HTML Tags are permitted.

Wall Worm plugins and scripts for 3ds Max

Newsletter Subscription