Hi,My name is Dave Hood. I am the author of this blog, “Find Your Creative Muse.”
I decided to create a blog and post content on a regulary basis because I have a strong interest in writing, especially creative writing.
In 1990, I completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto. In 1997, I completed a two-year diploma, focusing on technical writing. For the next four years, I was a technical writer.
In 2007, I decided to explore creative writing. Instead of completing a Maters in Fine Arts with a major in “creative writing”, I began to read and learn as much as I could about poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
For the past two years, in my leisure time, I have read many books on poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
I have immersed myself in reading short fiction each week and reading a classic novel each month. I have mastered the elements of fiction—such as setting, plot, characterization, and I have learned how to write a novel.
I have read and analyzed hundreds of poems–traditional, modern, and contemporary—by the great poets, such as Keats, Frost, and Simic. I have also learned the elements of poetry, how to analyze a poetry, and how to write free verse poetry.
I have read memoirs, personal essays, and articles by many of the best writers. I have also learned how to write personal essays, magazine articles, Web content, and a memoir.
In short, my study has taught me how to write poetry, short fiction, personal essays, and articles. I have also written extensively on these topics.
In the summer of 2009, I decided to create a blog. I intended use the blog as a tool to practise my creative writing and to share what I had learned.
This blog is now part of my ” writing platform.” And for those who aren’t familiar with the term, a “writing platform” refers to the tools a writer uses to market his/her expertise and writing.
Ultimately, my goal is to publish personal essays, poetry, short fiction, memoir, and articles.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading my posts and making comments.